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Maker's Mark Bourbon

Maker’s Mark
Bourbon Whisky


By Robert Plotkin

Maker's Mark is an exquisite whisky that deserves its iconic status. A principal in bourbon's phenomenal resurgence, the distinctive, red wax-dipped bottle has secured its place on top-shelves across the country. It is one of the most recognized whiskies in the world.

Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky is crafted at the Star Hill Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. The distillery is among the smallest in the state and on the registry of National Historic Landmarks. The brand is one of only a few bourbons to include wheat instead of rye in its mash bill, which also includes corn, barley malt and a sour mash component. The whisky is made with a yeast strain that is purported to be the oldest in Kentucky. For all intents and purposes, this hugely successful brand is a handmade product.

Maker's Mark Bourbon, 90-proof, has a soft, supple body and a captivating bouquet of honey, vanilla, spices and fruit. The color is rich with the red hue of aged wood. The palate is loaded with the satisfying flavors of caramel, butter and notes of toasty oak. The whisky has a relaxed and slightly smoky finish.

Here's a world-class whisky that doesn't cost a week's paycheck. While its captivating array of flavors and aromas come alive with a splash of spring water, Maker's Mark is unsurpassed in a Manhattan or any other bourbon based assignment.