Maker’s Mark maintain that they distill their bourbon to the lowest proof of any US whiskey distillery. This proffers a bourbon that retains a rich flavour. Developed by Bill Samuels Sr, he replaced rye with red winter wheat to reduce the burning sensation.
Nose:Fruity and rich. There are lovely notes of spiced honey and mixed peels, a little malmsey, hazelnut and a touch of cut fruit with toasty oak providing a backbone.
Palate:Rich and full. There are notes of rye and spice, barley malt, a little nut oil with butterscotch and vanilla.
Finish:Quite sweet with butterscotch and dry oak spice.
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