A high proof Bourbon from the Lux Row Distillers’ Ezra Brooks range. 99 on the label does not refer to the age statement, not its ABV, but it’s US proof – working out to 49.5%.
A sour mash Bourbon, this dram has been aged in new American oak barrels, and filtered through charcoal prior to bottling.
The result is a surprisingly drinkable, but nevertheless, characterful whiskey, with notes of apricot, floral honey, light corn sweetness, oak spice, charcoal, vanilla, black pepper and oily nuts.
A well made, powerful Bourbon that would make a great option for cocktails.