Paid: $70 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Maker’s Mark / Beam Suntory
Aged For: NAS, average 6 Years
Mashbill: 70% corn, 16% wheat, 14% barley
Cask Type: New charred oak, finished with: 1 baked American Pure 2, 4 seared French cuvee, 2 Maker’s 46, and 3 roasted French spice staves
Chill Filtered: No
Drank: Neat, in a copita
Nose: Lots of oak char, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, tobacco, and baking spices, big alcohol hit
Feel: Medium to full bodied
Taste: Oodles of vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, cocoa, oak, maple, and cherry
Finish: Medium warmth and long finish, oak and caramel stick to the palate with a dry aftertaste.
Thoughts: Very oaky and rich for Maker’s, and at times reminds me a bit of Stagg Jr. this was a great pick.
Score: 85 out of 100