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Review #982 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, K&L Wines Selection

​Review # | Bourbon Review # – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, K&L Wines Selection The Schtick: Maker’s Mark, one of the larger producers of bourbon in Kentucky, produces wheated bourbon that is sold both domestically and abroad. Until recent years, Maker’s only produced a small handful of products. In the last couple of years, though, products …

Review #976 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Big Red Liquors Selection

​Review #976 | Bourbon Review #509 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Big Red Liquors Selection The Schtick: Maker’s Mark, one of the larger producers of bourbon in Kentucky, produces wheated bourbon that is sold both domestically and abroad. Until recent years, Maker’s only produced a small handful of products. In the last couple of years, though, …

Review #966 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Total Wine and More Selection

Maker’s Mark, one of the larger producers of bourbon in Kentucky, produces wheated bourbon that is sold both domestically and abroad. Until recent years, Maker’s only produced a small handful of products. In the last couple of years, though, products like Maker’s Mark 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength have seen domestic releases. A major criticism of the brand, though, was the absence of a barrel selection program in favor of wax dipped limited editions. That has now changed.

Review #962 – Bulleit Bourbon

​Review #962 | Bourbon Review #502 – Bulleit Bourbon The Schtick: This is a Diageo product line that used to be contract distilled by Four Roses in KY. The new producer is undisclosed. Distiller: Undisclosed Bottler: Bulleit (Diageo) ABV: 45% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Caramel, honey, pepper, clove, faint tobacco, light grain. Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Corn, honey, young green …

Deanston Variety Show

Recently, a Deanston rep came to town, and I had a couple drams from their core line of products. Here are my thoughts.

About 20% of their produced spirit is used for their single malt releases and 80% goes out the door to be a blend component for brands owned by Diageo and William Grant & Sons. Their recent dive into the single malt market comes with a promise to never filter or color, and they recently boosted their ABV floor from 43% ABV to 46-ish% ABV.