Makers Mark RC6 Review | Whiskey Raiders

Makers Mark RC6

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    Makers Mark

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    Makers Mark

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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: If you’re a fan of Maker’s Mark, wheated bourbons, or just want to say you were able to try a limited release this year without breaking the bank, Maker’s Mark RC6 is a bottle that you’ll want to seek out.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Coffee, charred oak, and more bitter chocolate linger long on the finish. Water serves well to tame the heat. Finished with the addition of ten toasted RC6-profile staves in the barrel.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Those aromas are mirrored in the whiskey's flavor, which exhibits a nice balance of vanilla and caramel notes like Maker's classic offering, along with notes of ripe apple, cinnamon and black pepper.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It isn't vastly different from what one expects from the regular Maker's Mark. Rather, it highlights and lifts the base spirit.
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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Adding water brings more caramel forward, while each sip still finishes with piquant cayenne-edged baking spice and a hint of Sherry.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is slightly dry at first with a good slow buildup of clove and cinnamon spices that don’t overpower fruitier notes of peaches and apricots, while a touch of honey adds complexity and character in the background. The finish is long and smooth with a good fruity character.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish is long, with a mélange of cinnamon sugar, dried cherries, and apple strudel. Not sure why it was named like a droid, but this one was definitely worth the wait.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Very nice - sits well with the upper echelon of some of my favorites from my recent Makers Mark bonanza.
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  • Intro:

    This is a limited release from Makers Mark featuring an entirely new stave choice. Let's dive in! Stock photo.

  • Nose:

    Honey, toasted almond, vanilla bean and toffee. Sweet, nice nose overall, mellow and dessert like. Faint pepper and tobacco.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel - soft and pleasant. Honey, brown sugar, vanilla and orange peel. Confectioners sugar, toasted almond, allspice.

  • Finish:

    Long, sweet vanilla, pepper and pipe tobacco. Rich and complex.

  • Overall:

    Very nice - sits well with the upper echelon of some of my favorites from my recent Makers Mark bonanza.

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