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Lux Row Tweet Tasting Review

Lux Row TastingI was lucky enough to recently join an online Tweet Tasting with The Whisky Wire of Lux Row Liquid Americana.

Four top drams that showcased the different sides of Bourbons and American whiskeys, the Rebel Yell Cognac Finish being a particular favourite from this line-up it really suited my palate well, although the Old Ezra 7 year old barrel strength is one that would warm up any frosty heart and is a most definite sipping dram.

Make sure you follow Tweet Tastings on Twitter to be up to date with all the potential tastings that you could be lucky enough to be a part of.

Thanks to Lux Row Distillers and The Whisky Wire for this Tweet Tasting.

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Sour Mash Bourbon Review

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Lux Row TastingThe second of four drams tasted as part of The Whisky Wire Lux Row Distillers Tweet Tasting and the one most like the bourbons i was expecting.

This is the one of the four drams that was most like the dram i was expecting, it's filled with sweetness and hints of preserved lemons, a touch of clove spice.

Not overly complex and not overly exciting but a really easy drinker, if you wanted a bourbon to have with Coke, or using with cocktails i would go for this, if you wanted something a little more sipping then there are better options for a couple of quid more.

Make sure you follow Tweet Tastings on Twitter to be up to date with all the potential tastings that you could be lucky enough to be a part of.

Thanks to Lux Row Distillers and The Whisky Wire for this Tweet Tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Much more the traditional bourbon i was expecting, vanilla sweetness but with preserved lemons edging in too, some dry cardboard & a definite hint of those citrus travel sweets. something spicy there too want to say clove or cardimon

Palate

I'm finding this a little lacking, i think the Cognac finish first didn't help with that, easy going and i would suggest not hugely complex, theres a sweetness there with a hint of clove and nutmeg down the sides of the tongue, but you need to work at it to get the best from it.

Finish

a bit too easily gone from the finish.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Ezra Brooks Kentucky Sour Mash Bourbon
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Ezra Brooks
Bottler: Ezra Brooks
Type: Bourbon
From: USA, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 15/11/2020 by Tom

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey Review

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Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey I was lucky enough to be gifted for review a Drinks by the Dram American Whiskey Advent Calendar and this Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey is one of the drams from that calendar.

December is one of the busiest months of the year for me at work so i didnt get through all the whiskies as i had wanted, so reviews will be interspersed with others.

warming, sweet, spicy, oily, a bit of everything and a really reasonable price tag, this is a dram i could happily sit with for some time and really did enjoy it a lot, one of my favourites from the whole set.

Available to buy from Master of Malt

Thanks to Drinks by the Dram for the calendar.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Lovely floral notes, dandelion, juniper, lots of juicy sweet honeydew melon and waxy vanilla pods, the the spices come in like a dusting of 5 spice, mouthwatering theres a nuts and seed element to this straight away, wholemeal bread, ground black pepper, menthol and eucalyptus lozenges, almost some fresh mint in there also as it sits in the glass

Palate

Sweet easy going, floral, dandelions, green grass and sweet honey, hints of pecan pie, gentle warming spices, tasty tasty stuff Rye is my marmite - sometimes i love it sometimes i don't this to me isn't the spicy rye i was expecting but more the tame menthol, soothing, relaxing type of dram i get on with, some artificial sweetener like notes and some of that cracking chocolate sauce for ice cream

Finish

Sweet honey, warm spices gentle artificial sweetner and edges of vanilla ice cream

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey
Age: NAS
ABV: 45.00
Distiller: Ezra Brooks
Bottler: Ezra Brooks
Type: American Whiskey
From: USA, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 25/01/2017 by Tom

Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength Review

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Lux Row TastingThe last of the four drams tasted as part of The Whisky Wire Lux Row Distillers Tweet Tasting this was a bit special.

This Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength is most definitely a proper sipping bourbon, even at full strength.

Every now and again a bourbon comes along that knocks your socks off and this is one of those, full of delicious sweet treacle notes alond with creamy nutty and chocolate, my notes of this are pretty short and to the point as i spent so much time just enjoying the nose and flavours.

Around the £55 price mark, this is a dram you could enjoy sipping on a cold Scottish winters evening with no problems at all.

Make sure you follow Tweet Tastings on Twitter to be up to date with all the potential tastings that you could be lucky enough to be a part of.

Thanks to Lux Row Distillers and The Whisky Wire for this Tweet Tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Treacle scones, thick sweet, syrupy, good quality vanilla ice cream (not the crappy asda savers stuff) creamy and rich, hints of Reeces peanut butter cups and grapfruit segments.

Palate

The Reeces Peanut Butter cups come first then the ice cream (was this made in conjunction with Ben and Jerrys?) sweet (but not overly so) with that creamy note and treacle toffee again, delicious sipping bourbon

Finish

sweet, sour, long, delicious

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength
Age: 7
ABV: 58.50
Distiller: Ezra Brooks
Bottler: Ezra Brooks
Type: Bourbon
From: USA, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 15/11/2020 by Tom

Rebel Yell Cognac Cask Finish Review

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Lux Row TastingThe first of four drams tasted as part of The Whisky Wire Lux Row Distillers Tweet Tasting this was one i really enjoyed.

Bourbon can be something i can be happy to have a ttimes but theres not many of them that really inspire me, but i was very curious about this Cognac finished dram.

Gentler than i expected and none of the normal super sweet bourbon notes but a lot of spice and complex flavour notes, this is a really tasty dram that could easily make you think twice about whether you like bourbon or not.

For around £35 a bottle this is huge bang for your buck and one i would wholeheartedly recommend.

Make sure you follow Tweet Tastings on Twitter to be up to date with all the potential tastings that you could be lucky enough to be a part of.

Thanks to Lux Row Distillers and The Whisky Wire for this Tweet Tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Much more gentle that i had expected initially, sweet elements first sugary sweet, buttery too, reminds me of cinnamon dusted donuts, but with a wholemeal flour, Cherry drops and a hint of eucalyptus, oaky notes come through next and then something a little more

Palate

This is much bigger on the palate than the nose lets you think, tingly fresh ginger spice mixes with cherry drops and orange peel, the second half and finish goes muscovado sugary sweet, hints of flaky pasty apple strudel too

Finish

long and sweet with murcovado sugar and a cherry drop

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Rebel Yell Cognac Cask Finish
Age: NAS
ABV: 45.00
Distiller: Rebel Yell
Bottler: Rebel Yell
Type: Bourbon
From: USA, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 15/11/2020 by Tom





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