Maker’s Mark

Maker's Mark

One of the first bourbons I tried, and I’m sure the first many others tried. You can find it almost everywhere.

Paid: $30 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Maker’s Mark / Beam Suntory

Region: Loretto, Kentucky

45% ABV

Aged For: Roughly 6 years

Mashbill: 70% corn, 16% wheat, 14% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Chestnut Orange

Nose: Vanilla, honey, caramel, and very astringent for how sweet it is.

Taste: More vanilla and honey come through from the nose, oak, ashy and slightly metallic. Caramel past the metal

Finish: Short and smooth sometimes, and biting and harsh with other sips. Consistently sweet and sugary.

Thoughts: Maybe they water it down with spring water? No seriously if the cask strength is a decent drink by my own opinion I have no clue what they are doing to this stuff to make it so metallic and astringent. Maybe the higher burn of the CS hides that. For the same price as your standard bottle of makers there are many better options out there.

Score: 74 out of 100

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