Maker’s Mark 2020 Limited Release SE4 x PR5 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Maker’s Mark 2020 Limited Release SE4 x PR5

Users rate this whiskey 86 on average

  • Distiller:

    Maker's Mark

  • Bottler:

    Maker's Mark

  • ABV:

    55.4%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: This is a bourbon you keep going back to to find more flavors and then you find the glass empty. A good result.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: While it’s perhaps less complex than RC6 or some of the Private Selection releases we’ve tried, it’s a delightful bourbon from start to finish, and it never feels overblown, even at full strength.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: With an easy-to-swallow price and an easier-to-swallow sip, Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series is quickly becoming a highlight of the fall bourbon limited release season.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Great from start to finish, this is a limited edition that can please, while also being available.
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  • Intro:

    Maker's Mark Limited Release 2020 brings us a bourbon that's got quite a story. Matured and then finished in a unique stave profile in collaboration with Independent Stave, in order to really show off a caramel and vanilla profile.

  • Nose:

    Rich and sweet on the nose, lots of caramel, fudge, toffee, some butter cream and a hint of char. Sweet but not cloying, just enough oak is present to keep some balance, at least initially.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate as well. Honey, some faint melon, oak tannins and vanilla bean. A bit of heat, medium mouth feel, and plenty of oak to keep things from straying too sweet. There's a praline note here I really like, and it almost reminds me of caramel corn as well.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. Lots of cocoa, caramel corn, honey, vanilla bean ice cream and a bit of char.

  • Overall:

    Great from start to finish, this is a limited edition that can please, while also being available. I like what Maker's is doing here, and just like that I'm headed back for another glass.

  • Score:

    7

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