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Maker's Mark

A Good "Starter" Bourbon

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@ttavennerReview by @ttavenner

23rd Sep 2010


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I write this as someone pretty new to the Whisky world. For me, as many, this was my introduction to the world of bourbon, and Whisky generally.

It comes across as sweet and dark on the nose with heavy caramel and a roasted undercurrent, almost like coffee. There is a vanilla sweetness as well.

Very malty on the tongue with more of the roasted qualities coming through but still quite smooth. Hints of molasses and toffee come through on the back of of the tongue. The burn is medium to light.

It finishes quite smooth and very long with a quick burn going down.

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Victor commented

@t, Maker's Mark has for me a remarkably large alcohol bite, given the relatively low 90 proof. It has never been a favourite of mine, but I do see that it makes a good Manhattan Cocktail. I do think that the July 2010 appearance of the Maker's 46 represents a step up in flavour. The world of wheated bourbons does, however, have some extremely interesting products from Van Winkle and Weller.

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