An old bottle of Ezra Brooks bourbon, produced in the 1980s at the Medley distillery. The Ezra Brooks brand was created by Frank Silverman in 1957 and was bottled at the Hoffman Distilling Company in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Production moved to the Medley distillery in the 1970s. In 1993, Ezra Brooks was purchased by Luxco, which nowadays also releases brands like Rebel Yell, David Nicholson and Blood Oath. Did you know that in 1960, Jack Daniel’s took Ezra Brooks to court for imitating their branding? Everything from the bottle, label, and even the slogan seemed to be copied. Jack Daniel’s lost the case as the court ruled that the two brands had different enough names and sources, and could not be confused for each other.