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Maker's Mark

(70cl, 45%)

Maker's Mark
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Maker's Mark Bottling Note

Maker's Mark is a bourbon whiskey produced in Loretto, Kentucky. The Maker's Mark distillery was founded in 1954 and today produces around 1 million bottles of whiskey per year. The Maker's Mark brand is known for its red wax seal, which is applied by hand to each bottle.

Maker’s Mark bourbon is distilled to the lowest proof of any US whiskey, according to the producer. This proffers a bourbon that retains a rich flavour. Developed by Bill Samuels Sr, he replaced rye with red winter wheat to reduce the burning sensation from the whiskey.

A brilliant whisky (NB - Maker's Mark is one of just a few distilleries in the US to spell whisky sans the "e"!) it is made to a mashbill which uses wheat instead of rye. The result, therefore, can be described as a "wheated bourbon", and it's all the more smooth and creamy because of it!

Maker's Mark is made using a sour mash process, which means that each batch of whiskey is made using a portion of the previous batch's fermented mash. This makes Maker's Mark whiskey unique, as each batch has its own flavor profile.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Fruity and rich. There are lovely notes of spiced honey and mixed peels, a little malmsey, hazelnut and a touch of cut fruit with toasty oak providing a backbone.

Palate: Rich and full. There are notes of rye and spice, barley malt, a little nut oil with butterscotch and vanilla.

Finish: Quite sweet with butterscotch and dry oak spice.

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Maker's Mark Reviews

Jasmine, Argentina
5th March 2023
Great bourbon
A favorite of mine. Never disappoint.
Nick V, United Kingdom
26th October 2022
*Not a bad bourbon*
I usually buy this when it's on offer, but to be fair, it's not a bad bourbon for the money so don't mind cracking a bottle amongst friends on a sunny day. It's got a mixture of sweetness and spiciness which makes it a good beginners bourbon.
Master of Malt Customer
23rd July 2022
Simply a fine bourbon.
I avoided this bourbon for quite a while expecting it to be the same mass produced crap as Jack Daniel's Old No.7 but it was on offer and I thought "Why not?" Upon first nosing and tasting the bourbon. Wow. Incredible. It is not complex but not too simple either. It has relatively few notes but the notes work so well together and are at just the right amount of intensity. It is very vanilla heavy which I love, too. This bottle will now be a staple on my shelf and I am looking forward to trying their other expressions but mainy the barrel strength bourbon.
Toby C, United Kingdom
21st March 2022
Good value
More of a whisky than a bourbon. Has a certain bite that’s absence from bourbons. A pleasant compromise of the two different takes on whisky.
Steve , United Kingdom
19th February 2022
Nicest bourbon I’ve tried
I get the sourness of the malt, standard vanilla flavours, Glacé cherry and marzipan. Not a massive bourbon fan but enjoyed this. Neat at the moment but will try with ice, think it will be fantastic.
Master of Malt Customer
7th January 2022
makers mark
Nail polisher ethanol. 40,90 euro 0,7l. however products at this price point has the same problem. It depends tho how you taste it. It has good whiskey aftertaste and bourbon bite.
Sarah Jane S, United Kingdom
6th December 2021
Versatile, inexpensive crowd pleaser
This is such a well rounded, versatile bourbon and an absolute steal at under £30! The nutty, vanilla taste is unique to this brand, those are the two elements that stand out for me. There's also zero burn which is always a plus. It's perfect in any cocktail but I also have no shame in serving it neat, over ice when a guest asks for a bourbon on the rocks and it's the only bourbon I have in. It's enjoyable to slowly sip on, to truly savour all this bourbon has to offer, particularly the spicy notes that have a lovely sweet and sticky after tone. As with any good bourbon it's warming notes become like a hug in a glass. That's why neat I think of it as cold evenings by the fire and warm evenings, long in a cocktail. I also love the presentation and how they've stuck with the red wax seal as the years have gone on. You can't fault this one, it's definitely a crowd pleaser I've never met anyone who's turned their nose up to this one!
Dominykas, Lithuania
21st November 2021
It nice but not outstanding
Good value simple bourbon, quite rounded in flavour. Suitable for the days when you don't want to think too much and just have a drink. Yet for a couple quid more I would rather buy Wild Turkey 101 as it has way more going on on the palate. :)
Master of Malt Customer
24th September 2021
Sometimes this is called a "beginner's bourbon" since it lacks any overly harsh notes... but also has no actual good flavors. Old Forester and Evan Williams have better entry level bourbons for the same or even less money, and Wild Turkey 101 is a little harsh but at least has some good flavor notes that make it a solid mixer. On a good day you can get Knob Creek 9 for a few bucks more, which just kills this.
Master of Malt Customer
24th August 2021
Great bourbon for the price. Has decent amount of character and is 90 proof. Its funny to read comments here like "oof too harsh for my little throat". Whiskey is probably not the drink for these guys. So anyways, if you have tried at least a couple of bourbons in your lifetime, this one will not dissappont you.

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