Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L5300MMB 004531325
Added on
05 May 2010 10:54 pm

Average value

€ 24.81

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Whisky Reviews for Maker's Mark Red Wax

83 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.59 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. glengoyner scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior


  5. glengoyner scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior


  6. Fuchur scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    From the view of a single malt fan: Interesting bourbon with the typical taste of vanilla and honey. To me the MM is a simple guy and strong in alcoholic tast at the beginning.

    My two cents: I'd use it for Cocktails instead of drinking it pure. Adds a nice flavour to it.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    caramel, vanilla, spices, woody sweetness, a little grassy, butter, oranges in fruit and candied
    in cocktail:
    Grassy, sweet and caramelized aromas increased tenfold!
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior


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