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Maker’s Mark 46

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  • Distiller:

    Maker's Mark

  • Bottler:

    Maker's Mark

  • ABV:

    47%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Take standard Maker’s Mark and finish the aging barrels with additional charred oak staves placed inside the barrel to imbue even more smoke and wood flavor into the spirit after the standard aging is complete.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Very long, spicy and creamy.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Not as dry as Maker’s and with lots of caramel and dessert notes mixed with wood that slowly fades with a long finish.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It’s not earth-shattering bourbon, however it levels up one of the most iconic bourbon brands on the planet to a really enjoyable level.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like it more than original Maker's but it certainly isn’t a show stealer.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: In the mouth, it’s silky and somewhat light, with notes of peanut, walnut shell, cherry cough drops, cinnamon, black pepper, and cigar wrapper.
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  • Intro:

    Ironic that I'm reviewing this before standard Maker's Mark. Oh well. This is slightly higher proofed Maker's Mark that has also had some French Oak stave added. This is supposed to add some additional spice and flavor to the base spirit. Lets see how it does!

  • Nose:

    A little sweeter than standard Maker's. Much more vanilla and maybe a hint of cinnamon and oak? Makes sense for all of that oak staves shenanigans.

  • Taste:

    Not at all like the nose. A bit spicier and woodier than regular makers but no vanilla and weird sweetness showing up. Splenda sweet, almost.

  • Finish:

    Fairly short, mild heat and some funky spicy Splenda sweet on the way out.

  • Overall:

    It's not bad. I like it more than original Maker's but it certainly isn't a show stealer. I like the nose a bit more but wish it followed through in the body. Interesting experiment by MM though and I'd love to try the CS of this sometime.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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