Review #11 | /r/Bourbon Review #9 – Maker’s Mark
The Schtick: A modestly aged, modestly proofed, modestly priced wheated bourbon from Maker’s Mark distillery in Kentucky.
Distiller: Maker’s Mark (Kentucky)
Bottler: Maker’s Mark
ABV: 45% ABV
Mashbill: Wheated Bourbon
Source: Bottle, purchased
Nose: Brown sugar and a little grass
Taste: Coating is fairly light, very little ethanol burn. There’s a little brown sugar and not a whole lot more. Some faint astringency and a taste I can only describe as aluminum.
Finish: Not super short but doesn’t stick around for a while, either. It’s very mild and forgiving, not a lot of alcohol and leaves with a short, sweet finish.
Overall: A bit low on the proof. It’s not unique or exceptional but it also doesn’t suck, so that’s nice. The astringency on the palate is a downer for me, though.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists