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Overall rating
77.74/100
votes
468
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5300MMB 004531325
Barcode
085246342978
Added on
05 May 2010 10:54 pm

Average value

€ 24,51

18 × in wishlist

468 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Maker's Mark Red Wax

76 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.74 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 74 points Administrator

    Alright, it's bourbon time! Marker's Mark Red Wax is another classic bottling with a good portion of wheat in its mash bill. As expected, the nose is soft and intensely sweet with vanilla, fudge and a touch of sawdust. Simple but actually 'pleasant'. On the palate, the youthfulness of the spirit becomes more obvious. Corn syrup, honey and mild pepper are followed by alcohol and dry wood spices. Hints of popcorn and bitter almonds characterize the short and uneventful finish. An easy Kentucky Straight Bourbon which doesn't kill you if tried neat.

    RATING: 2.5/5.0 stars ≙ 74 pts → PALATABLE
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    It had been years since I last tasted this one, but I remember this to be much sweeter (not better though). This batch is to my liking.
    • Nose
      Rather dusty nose on white bread, farmer’s butter and brown sugar. Nougat and hazelnuts. Oranges in the background. Even some cold tea. Nothing earth shattering, though.
    • Taste
      Nicely creamy on the palate. Immediately honeysweet with a green edge. Think caramel, oranges, gummi bears, coconuts and cherry liqueur. Quite pleasant.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long finish in which the spices take most credit.

  3. praisethepasta scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    A good nose, but unfortunately it's a bit rough from there on. the development is rather thin, and the flavours remain somewhat unpronounced and hidden, while the balance isn't all that well. it's said to be a 'beginners bourbon', but I think it's even a bit too harsh and nippy for that. Enjoyable, but not something I will fill up my cabinet with. 74- 75 points
    • Nose
      syrupy, dried red fruit, vanilla oil
    • Taste
      sharp alcohol nip, sweet (bubblegum), burnt sugar, vanilla
    • Finish
      sharp, something metallic and mineral, creme brulee / vanilla pudding, sweet spice and a faint leather note

  4. Dris scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      68 68

  5. AdamsB scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    70% corn, 16% wheat and 14% barley malt
    • Nose
      Toffee, sweetness, corn, oak and slightly fruity
    • Taste
      Sweet, gentle, cocoa, honey, tobacco, citrus
    • Finish
      Long caramel, vanilla, honey, oak

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Maybe an ideal introduction to the world of Bourbon and Tennessee ...

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      distinct sweetness (honey), fine vanilla, exotic spices;
    • Taste
      first soft, very mild onset, becomes voluminous with lots of vanilla, nuts, some spice, oak, wood; oily buttery body;
    • Finish
      medium long, strong; warming finish;

  7. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Good mix bourbon. Just OK.

  9. dee_hamma scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    19, 21, 20, 19
    Weak aroma, but interestingly revealed at the finish
    • Nose
      76 76
      Sherry, crackers (breading), candy, dusty attic
    • Taste
      82 82
      Dry hay, dried figs, green tea, caramel
    • Finish
      80 80
      Interesting, average: pine nuts, butter

  10. Othorion scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

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