Maker's Mark is interesting to me. No rye is used in the mash bill. "Red Winter Wheat" is used along with the corn and malted barley. Im not sure what makes red winter wheat different from other wheat. Any botanists or farmers in the house? They say it is small batch and actually advertise 19 barrels or less per batch. I enjoy the disclosure on that. Also, it's whisky in this case, not whiskey like most of American spellings.
Mashbill: 70% Corn, 16% Wheat, 14% Malted Barley (source: breakingbourbon).
Apparently, they had several mash bill contenders, and they baked bread with the grains from each mash bill and the one without rye was the winner. Cool story, valid or not. MM was making wheated bourbon for the masses before it was trendy. This 1L bottle I found on sale for $29.99 which is what the 75CL usually sells for. Couldn't resist. Bottle is 3/4 full and opened for a week or two. Neat in a glencairn and hand warmed thanks to some advice from @paddockjudge. And let me say this bottle has opened up from when it was first opened. At first I was really worried but air is doing favors.
Nose: Fruity on the nose. Strawberry, peaches, baked cinnamon apples, toffee and vanilla. Light but pleasant enough. If you search enough there is an earthiness to be found like walking into an old barn with dirt floors and hay everywhere.
Palate: Very sweet fruit jams. Peaches and berries smothered in sweet vanilla cream sauce. A bit one dimensional though. Hard to find much outside fruit and vanilla but what is there is very likeable and definitely makes for a quaffable dram.
Finish: More sweet vanilla and fruit. Peach cobbler a la mode. Medium length. Nothing to write home about and sticks with the theme.
Overall: This is comparable to Weller SR. Don't tell the rest of the internet, but it's also a tad better than Weller SR in my opinion. Good one to have around for summer.