Maker's Mark

Kentucky Straight Bourbon

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 19
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Specifications
Brand: Maker's Mark
Expression: Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Elegant, harmonious and soft. Runny honey, cherry, peach/apricot, butter icing/cream and fresh wild herbs.
Palate: Ripe, soft, creamy and fruit-filled: cherries and peaches in honey syrup with dusting of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Finish: Soft then crisps up.
Comment: Chewy and mellow. Great balance and elegance. Still a classic.
8.3
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Slightly smoky. Toasty. Maple syrup.
Palate: Creamy. Nutty. flapjack. Dryish. Clean. Smooth.
Finish: Slightly fruity, winey (Muscat). Some acidity.
Comment: This famously smooth whisky seems slightly less sweet than I remember, especially in the nose and finish. Better balanced, but perhaps fractionally less distinctive.
8.0
Visit the distillery
Makers Mark Distillery, 3350 Burks Spring Road, Loretto, KY, USA
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