Maker’s Mark began with one family’s quest to create a bourbon they enjoyed drinking and sharing with friends. This one changed the way we think of bourbon, all because one man changed the way he thought about making it. Bill Samuels, Sr., simply wanted a whisky he would enjoy drinking. Never bitter or sharp, Maker’s Mark is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that’s easy to drink. To ensure consistency, they rotate every barrel by hand and age their bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker’s is still hand-dipped in their signature red wax at the distillery in Loretto, Ky. It was first bottled in 1958 and featured the brand’s distinctive dipped red wax seal. 5 Decades later and the wax seal is still present and now protected by trademark. Maker’s Mark is unusual in that the mash bill contains no rye, instead red winter wheat is used, along with corn and malted barley. It is bottled at 45%.
Nose: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose.
Palate: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences.
Finish: Smooth and subtle.