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Maker’s Mark

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  • Distiller:

    Maker's Mark

  • Bottler:

    Maker's Mark

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Vanilla bean and crème brûlée dominate a sweet nose, with a touch of spicy oak in the background.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I like Maker’s Mark. It doesn’t have quite the depth and complex character that you can get with some bourbons, but it’s well balanced, delicious and easy to sip.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It may not have an incredibly deep or unique palate, but it has some decent flavors that mingle well and finish with a nice burst. I might not be running to the store to buy as much as I can of it, but next time I see someone order one at a bar, I’ll try harder to be less of a bourbon snob and order one with them.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: A bit low on the proof. Its not unique or exceptional but it also doesn't perform poorly, so thats nice. The astringency on the palate is a downer for me, though.
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  • Intro:

    A modestly aged, modestly proofed, modestly priced wheated bourbon from Maker's Mark distillery in Kentucky.

  • Nose:

    Brown sugar and a little grass

  • Taste:

    Coating is fairly light, very little ethanol burn. Theres a little brown sugar and not a whole lot more. Some faint astringency and a taste I can only describe as aluminum.

  • Finish:

    Not super short but doesnt stick around for a while, either. Its very mild and forgiving, not a lot of alcohol and leaves with a short, sweet finish.

  • Overall:

    A bit low on the proof. Its not unique or exceptional but it also doesn't perform poorly, so thats nice. The astringency on the palate is a downer for me, though.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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