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Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The base aroma is buttered corn-on-the-cob with aeration bringing additional scents of vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America's benchmark spirits. - Paul (12/1/2007) - 90-95: Superb/Highly Recommended. December/2007
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Warm and inviting nose with touches of butterscotch, milk chocolate, nutmeg, and baked plum. Soft and generous on the palate, pralines and cream, apricot, and burnt orange peel make an appearance before toasted oak shines on the finish. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Great Value)(Finalist).April/2018
Whisky Advocate 89 points - Roasted almonds, vanilla, toffee, and praline-this is a tried-and-true classic for a reason..December/2016
Created by Bill Samuels, Sr. to be a bourbon that he would enjoy drinking himself, Maker’s Mark® is smooth and approachable with an easy finish - a true contrast to hot, harsh whiskies that “blow your ears off,” and a downright revolutionary idea at the time. Maker’s Mark® is made slowly in small batches, in our National Historic Landmark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. While it makes any cocktail better, a lot of folks still prefer it on its own, or over ice with a splash of water. The original handmade premium bourbon. Soft red winter wheat makes our whisky full flavored, yet remarkably easy to drink. Remarkably smooth and balanced, with notes of caramel and vanilla and a front-of-palate finish. Made slowly in small batches at our historic distillery in Loretto, Kentucky Each bottle is hand dipped in our signature red wax. Delicious in a glass by itself, over ice or in your favorite cocktail. The world’s most inviting bourbon Bill Samuels, Sr. used red winter wheat to create a better tasting bourbon for people who didn’t think they’d like bourbon.
PROOF 90 ABV 45%
Maker’s Mark Manhattan Preparation Traditionally made with whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters, the Manhattan is also open to variation and is often used by great bartenders as a way to show off their creativity. Ingredients 1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon 1/2 part sweet vermouth 1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice Maraschino cherry for garnish Instructions Combine all ingredients over ice. Stir. Strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.