Review: Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream (2017)

Review: Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream (2017)

Kudos to Luxco’s Ezra Brooks for making its newly-launched Bourbon Cream with real Kentucky Straight Bourbon, but damn if the guy in charge of the sugar dosing ought to lose his job.

There’s a heavy, familiar vanilla aroma on the nose, but the palate is immediately sweeter than expected — and, for me, far sweeter than desired. On the palate: Bold butterscotch candy, heavily sweetened vanilla cream, and a touch of milk chocolate — nothing surprising, but again, it’s all so sweet that ultimately the sugar distracts from anything else going on.

The lingering finish is almost syrupy, offering vague maple notes and more essence of melted butterscotch candies. It’s very expressive, but at times, just too much, to the point where it can even be a little rough on the stomach.

25 proof.


Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream (2017)




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Bob Burleson on May 22, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    This is a fantastic cream liquor! The price is just right. The taste is just the perfect combination of cream and bourbon, and I have drank many different types of cream liqueurs. My only complaint is it’s hard to get a hold of. The stores sell out before the shelves can be re-stocked. A great satisfying drink!

  2. Steve on February 4, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I am a big fan of this bourbon cream liqueu. I think it is better than most Irish creams.

  3. Don on December 4, 2021 at 10:24 am

    This is one of the worst bourbon creams I’ve ever had

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