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Ezra Brooks 12 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Aged for twelve years in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country, each bottle of this bourbon comes from a single barrel.

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In the late 1950s, the Medley Distillery began producing a bourbon named Ezra Brooks in Owensboro, Kentucky. The distillery, which was founded in 1901, traced its origins back to the birth of Kentucky bourbon; while Reverend Elijah Craig is usually credited with producing the first bourbon whiskey at his mill in Lebanon in 1789, the Medley family began distilling whiskey at the same time in the adjacent county in Kentucky. In fact, except during the thirteen years during which distillation was outlawed in the United States, a member of the Medley family has been operating a distillery continuously since 1812.

Today, Ezra Brooks 12 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey continues to be produced in the heart of Kentucky. The bourbon is made from a mash of corn, malted barley and rye, which are milled and mashed before being fermented in accordance with the traditional sour mash method. By using sour mash, which refers to the art of using a small amount of spent mash from an older batch of bourbon in order to catalyze fermentation in a new batch of bourbon, Ezra Brooks is able to maintain consistency with each bottling.

Following distillation, the bourbon is aged for a dozen years in new, American oak casks. The casks contribute a medium-full body to the bourbon, and provide it with hints of oak, caramel, honey, chocolate and orange zest. However, since each bottle of Ezra Brooks Single Barrel is aged in a single cask rather than being blended together, each bottle is slightly different and entirely interesting.

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Rich with aromas of vanilla, toffee espresso beans and baking spices. Notes of stone fruits, peppered beef jerky, leather, caramel and melted butter on the palate. Finishes with touches of spices, honey and oak.

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