Makers Mark Private Selection No Mocha No Cry Selection Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Makers Mark Private Selection No Mocha No Cry Selection

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  • Distiller:

    Makers Mark

  • Bottler:

    Makers Mark

  • ABV:

    55.2%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Makers Mark, one of the larger producers of bourbon in Kentucky, produces wheated bourbon that is sold both domestically and abroad. Until recent years, Makers only produced a small handful of products. In the last couple of years, though, products like Makers Mark 46 and Makers Mark Cask Strength have seen domestic releases. A major criticism of the brand, though, was the absence of a barrel selection program in favor of wax dipped limited editions. That has now changed. A barrel selection at Makers Mark is unique, though, in that you choose a combination of staves to mature in a barrel, and that barrel is bottled. This is different from almost any other barrel selection process on the market. For better or for worse, this creates a very different product than their core line of expressions. I've set out to try approximately a dozen of these various private selections, completely blind, to gather my thoughts on how their releases are shaking out.

  • Nose:

    Creme brulee, musty leather. Dusty pipe tobacco. Rich cocoa, nutty peanut brittle. Lightly oaky.

  • Taste:

    Medium to thick mouth feel, honey, caramel candies. Peanut brittle. Deep stewed fruits, fig, currant and blackberry. Pipe tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Long, rich, no real heat. Stewed fruits, thick rich tobacco, maple and brown sugar, lots of nougat.

  • Overall:

    Super reminiscent of a rich, ultra dusty bourbon. This was an incredible selection, overflowing with a lot of notes I'm surprised to find in Makers Mark.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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