Overall rating
77.54/100
votes
701
Whiskybase ID
WB15797
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

€ 27.06

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Whisky reviews for Maker's Mark Red Wax

87 users have left 108 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.54 points.

  1. Artus scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Wow, for me only drinkable on the rocks…
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      69 69

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Makers Mark.

    An outrageously large (90ml or more) free pour (in both senses of that phrase) at Maggiano's, Denver, July 2022. They just poured until the tumbler glass was nearly half full.

    I didn’t take any detailed notes at this important social event. I had anticipated drinking a small amount of this and moving on to wine, but they poured me so much that I ended up sipping on this all evening (it not being the most drinkable neat pour).

    Sweet impression but rough-edged. Ethanol and spice combine on that finish to make it seem far stronger than it is.

    Hard to drink a pour of, let alone this size of a pour. It’s not bad as such just slow going and not really suited to being sipped neat in my view. Literally everyone else who ordered a pour had theirs on ice. Clearly that's the way to drink a whiskey like this. 3.0/72

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: dark amber

    - good solid bourbon
    - has a slightly stronger character due to the 45%
    - very high proportion of wheat and no rye
    - quite pricey at around €20 - and recommended, although (due to the 45%) not directly suitable for beginners
    • Nose
      Mildly sweet aromas, lots of vanilla, honey, light note, less spicy
    • Taste
      strong alcoholic attack, clear oak, nuts, spice cake, not light, on the contrary very powerful and voluminous on the palate
    • Finish
      powerful strong finish ;
      long warm aftertaste, salivation in the aftertaste

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dark amber color. There is a certain oilyness.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Intense and fun. Definitely sweet. Lots of vanilla and caramel.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth, pleasant, sweet. Lots of vanilla. A bit of caramel. Traces of sweet wood. A pinch of spices. Cinnamon and ginger.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Caramel. Vanilla. Spices. White pepper, cinnamon. A bit of sweeter wood. Medium-long finish.

  5. KrolikMorski scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Nothing special, but it's okey. Drinkable with a lot of sweetness.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    This is my first serious taste of bourbon,
    In my memories of drinking casually in the past (mostly Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's), I found American whiskey to be very stimulating and very sweet.

    The bottle I bought is the 200ml version sold by the supermarket, and the bottle has the same perfect red sealing wax. I really like the professional attitude of the distillery that emphasizes hand-made.

    Drinking temperature: 18°C Pour into glass for 15 minutes.
    The tasting notes are below.

    Very distinctive, but not very pleasing to me.
    I can't imagine an occasion where I specifically chose to drink this whiskey.
    But this bottle of whiskey should not be bad at all except that the alcohol taste is too stimulating, maybe it is just that I am not suitable for this bottle of whiskey.

    The taste score is 82, and the price does not affect the score.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Intense and sweet buttery bread aroma, with some cocoa, corn germ-like flavors, and a strong alcoholic kick.
      I have an impression of this buttery bread flavor, and some pot still Irish whiskeys with unmalted barley distilled have this flavor, but if the buttery bread flavor of that Irish whiskey is 1, this bottle is 5, and I personally like it very much. This taste.
      But unfortunately, this excellent nose is the peak of this whiskey, and then it will start to decline.
    • Taste
      75 75
      There are good expectations in Nose, but the actual entrance is another matter.
      Not only was the taste not as strong as expected, but the strong alcohol pungency interfered with my palate.
      Although there are many complex flavors, some of them are uncomfortable.
      Butterscotch, corn, banana, caramel, cocoa, pepper, etc. make me comfortable.
      The things that make me uncomfortable are wet wood, old metal, fermented grains, and a peculiar sour taste...all of which are rare in Scotch and Irish whiskeys.
      Of course, all of the above flavors are accompanied by strong alcohol interference, which makes the overall unpleasant.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Intense sweetness, creamy and corn germ flavors, and alcohol still grabs the show.
      It lasts quite a long time.

  7. ZLako scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    It's a great bourbon for drinking or for mixing aswell. Unfortunately it's the same price as the Wild Turkey 101 here in my country and it doesn't even come close in my opinion. Also waaaay to sweet for me.

    Gotta give a kudos to the style of the bottle and to the wax on top! Would have been much better if it came with a cork instead of a screwcap tho. :)
    • Nose
      77 77
      Very sweet, corn, honey, green fruits, caramel, chocolate, butterscotch, oranges
    • Taste
      78 78
      Very sweet on the palate aswell, creamy, lots of honey, oranges, caramel, quite pleasant
    • Finish
      71 71
      Quite short, some spices but mostly sweetness

  8. Jarne scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    I'm feeling a bit crazy today so I decided not to review Scotch. Let's go for a Bourbon: Maker's Mark Red Wax!
    Some information on the bottle:
    - Full name: Maker's Mark Red Wax
    - Category: Bourbon
    - Distilled by: Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc.
    - Bottled by: Distillery
    - Alcohol: 45%
    Tasting notes:
    Nose: Strong notes of Oak & Vanilla, dare I say some brown sugar as well. Some oranges in the background.
    Palate: Creamy on the palate and immediately quite sweet. I notice maize and dark caramel. Even some apple / pear. A very pleasant taste.
    Finish: A short, warm and sweet finish without much 'theatrics'.
    Overall rating: 71
    Final thoughts: I picked this one up in Luxemburg expecting just an average bourbon, up in basic Jack Daniel's' street. But soon it became quite clear to me that this isn't something you'd mix with a soda. It is perfectly good and balanced on its own with a nice, sweet profile. This was my first venture into real bourbon and I will hold Maker's Mark in very high regards as 'she was my first' ????. And you never forget your first...
    Used scale:
    00-10 | My face just imploded
    10-19 | Drain pour
    20-29 | Serious flaws
    30-39 | Flaws or mixing grade
    40-49 | Flawed, or poor quality
    50-59 | Average | Some flaws but acceptable
    60-69 | Good
    70-79 | Above average
    80-89 | Well above average
    90-95 | Outstanding
    95-100 | Nectar of Gods
    If you liked this review, please follow my adventures on instagram: @thewhiskeyreviewer

  9. aw-home scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Woodruff with vanilla, citrus fruits, oak and roasted aromas.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Woodruff with vanilla, coconut, oak and roasted aromas.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long with woodruff, vanilla, citrus fruits, coconut, roasted and echen flavors.

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    decent.
    • Nose
      76 76
      herbal candies, what, bread, vanilla.
    • Taste
      74 74
      sweet, glue, bit stale, watery / thin.
    • Finish
      75 75
      alcoholic and sweet.

  11. haubi scored this whisky 58 points Expert Junior

    N: vanilla, solvent, banana, hazelnut

    G / A: lemon, mint

  12. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  13. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20

  14. bninkie scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    I am holding Maker's Mark in very high regards, this is currently my favourite bourbon, altough it is not really complex.

    Nose: very sweet, vanilla, toffee, nuts, nail polish, apricot
    Taste: similar to nose with hints of oranges and cloves
    Finish: warm, woody, nutty, sweet

  15. NXI scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nice bourbon, which I tend to order from time to time when I happen to be in a nightclub. Which means I haven't drunk it in a long time.

  16. Gweddry scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweetened cherries, caramel, red apple, mint, herbs, sweet syrup
    • Taste
      rye, red fruit, sweet, spicy, raspberry, black bread, sweet herbal tea sweetened with honey, syrup
    • Finish
      sweet, tanned wood, liqueur, raisins, herbs, pinwheel, vanilla, Brazil nuts, crusaders

  17. Teomarg scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  18. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      lightly applied and scented like vanilla, light grapes, slightly fruity, a touch of sprity, oak, recognizable bourbon aromas.
    • Taste
      83 83
      slightly spicy with oak, slightly sweet, toffee (caramel) when sipped, oak takes over the dominance.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A sweetish-tart, oak-spicy (not bitter), soft and balanced long finish.

  19. g00se scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I don't know how many bottles I've already emptied of that ... I think it's good. Is a good one of the mark. Whether pure, with ice cream and / or cola.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Glue, vanilla, corn and a cooling note of alcohol.
      Everything is very straight forward.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Strong sweet and sour start, carried by corn & vanilla.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Strong finish. Dry and slightly bitter. Overall rather short.

  20. TsiAI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 24℃

    Eyes: golden smell. Nose: cream dessert, gingerbread man, butter cookies, cinnamon powder, a little spice, cupcakes, a little sour plum powder. Palate: cream, hot cocoa, some bayberry juice, spices, purple Suhe cinnamon, walnut leba, a bit of turmeric powder, ripe fruit skin. Final rhyme Finish: long and full-bodied, oak, interesting, muffins, custard sauce Body: more robust and solid body

    Nose: 84/100
    Palate: 85/100
    Finish: 86/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 85/100

  21. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-25-2020.

  22. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A very tasty bourbon with a nice, sweet and extremely soft nose. Surprisingly spicy in the mouth with the pepper note. Departure, unfortunately, rather meaningless. There are no rough edges. Therefore, I would even see it as a cozy drinking whiskey rather than a cocktail spirit. Because whether it prevails over the other ingredients? I see the Bulleit more suitable for this task.
    • Nose
      77 77
      The malt shines with a beautiful rich amber color in the glass. There is a hint of the glue note typical of Bourbon in the nose. But in no way as strong as with other bourbons. Right behind this note comes a caramel-like sweetness. The vanilla cream is also clearly present. A nice soft nose. The alcohol with 45% is not noticeable.
    • Taste
      76 76
      The sweet start in the mouth quickly turns into a light aromatic pepper note. Followed by a few spice notes. A little corn cake resonates.
    • Finish
      75 75
      The end is rather short. Few flavors resonate in the finish. The oak on the barrel is, if at all, only to be noticed in minimal form due to a slight bitterness at the absolute end.

  23. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    "The lone saving grace of a bad wedding bar"

    Safe to say I'm less than impressed. I know this is perceived by many people (non-whiskey enthusiasts) as a 'high quality' bourbon but unfortunately it is far from it. I can suggest several similarly priced options that would make a better sipper or mixer. ????‍♂️⁣
    • Nose
      Cherry cough syrup, caramelized brown sugar, almond extract, wood polish, a tinge sour funk⁣.
    • Taste
      Thin. Brown sugar, mildly bitter oak, touch of grain neutral spirit. Muted flavors overall.⁣
    • Finish
      Short and sweet initially with a bit of astringency at the very end. Everything feels subdued.⁣

  24. pszemo scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  25. g00se scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Can you drink and I like it better than the 46th
    But be careful: with cola it is damn easy to drink! The hangover the next morning is gigantic: D

  26. erwinnlim scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Fine entry level bourbon. Value (£25) : 7/10
    • Nose
      Immediately vanilla and oak spice. Quite boozy
    • Taste
      Sweet corn notes and dark caramel. Notes of apples/pears as well
    • Finish
      Rather short, sweetness is carried forward

  27. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

  28. glengoyner scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    19/21/20/20

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

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

  30. wisekyofcourse 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

  31. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  32. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  33. Dris scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

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

  34. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 74 points Super 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 → SUBPAR
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  35. AdamsB scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    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

  36. 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;

  37. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  38. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Good mix bourbon. Just OK.

  39. 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

  40. Othorion scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

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

  41. whiskyd scored this whisky 56 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      52 52

  42. redsnapper scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      71 71
      Sweet, vanilla, creamy honey. Typical bourbon corn smell
    • Taste
      75 75
      subtly spicy, also sweetness, nuts.
      I also have a raspberry in my taste.
    • Finish
      72 72
      Chocolate, dark chocolate.
      Pretty short finish.

  43. maltaholic scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Maker's Mark, 45%

    In the Airport Lounge. Let's see...

    The typical bourbon note, slightly sweet, but also strong, if you hold the nose too much.
    After a minute, the beautiful aroma is gone, only alcohol available.

    Strong in the mouth, but also pleasant. You can taste the barrel, the oak, spicy notes.

    He is not bad.
    But I'm not a big Bourbon fan ...

  44. 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.

  45. Sandman scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, cinnamon, flower honey, peach, orange and a touch of chocolate.
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, oak, nuts, vanilla, honey, orange peel, bitter chocolate, ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, cinnamon, oak, nuts, ginger, vanilla, honey and little chocolate.

  46. 11insomnium scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nosing: Mild, fruity and fresh to light fruits, sweet to honey, floral herbs, virtually no adhesive note in the nose, yet unmistakably a bourbon

    Tasting: Sweet and fruity, slightly metallic, spicy and immature due to the young age, herbs with light peppermint, some spice

    With water: even lighter, fruity and tart, less sweet

    Comment: Beautiful whiskey, where the classic bourbon note is more in the background, so that the fruit flavors are more effective.

  47. Z28Pete scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A nice, good quality, small batch wheated bourbon.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. larswehmeier scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A very tasty and easy to drink bourbon. Great value for money.
    • Nose
      Mild and very sweet. Lots of vanilla, caramel and sweet light honey.
    • Taste
      Mild and sweet at the start. In the taste then very clear walnuts and almonds. On the palate then a little oak.
    • Finish
      Rather short but pleasant and warming.

  49. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  50. BeatF scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    newly tasted in Dec. 2017: feel much more vanilla, but also a lot of adhesive taste> would distribute much less points than my first Degunotiz from the year 2010!

  51. Łukasz Herman scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    very good and enjoyable spirit
    • Nose
      vanilla, honey, citrus; sweet and pleasant
    • Taste
      sweetness, vanilla, honey, bit of spice; smooth
    • Finish
      not so short, spicy

  52. praisethepasta scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    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

  53. praisethepasta scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  54. dram_on scored this whisky 62 points Expert Junior

    Nose: light caramel, light honey, light cinnamon spice

    Palate: some wood spice, very thin mouthfeel, watered down caramel

    Finish: very short, no new notes

    Balance: fairly disjointed, felt like this bottle has been open for a very long time

    Comment: tasted at a dinner event but didn't have anything heavy to throw off my senses, good thing I hadn't sprung for a the cs version cuz Im very disappointed in the regular MM version, this is the worst score Ive ever given
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      60 60

  55. Dre73 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  56. Dre73 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      fruity, peach, citrus, honey, floral,
    • Taste
      Lavender, perfumed floral, vanilla
    • Finish
      Flink peppers now, vanilla, honey, mid-long, somewhat sharp.

  57. jeffry747 scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      70 70

  58. jeffry747 scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Waxed and labeled my own bottle at the distillery. Has my name and birthday on it.

  59. Helgo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

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

  60. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, rough scent of grain and almond, then "sempiternelle" trio vanilla, cereals (softer!) And caramel! On the palate, strong alcoholic attack, then a woody side appears as well as undifferentiated spices! after, return of the pastry caramel. In the final, it's short and simple on the same scents! A bourbon more without major interest!

  61. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      perfume (as cheaper bourbon tends to smell, but not bad in this case), flowerish, some spicyness, vanilla, sweet
    • Taste
      first a kick of flowers/perfume thats not all that pleasent
    • Finish
      vanilla, sweet, oak, this is the best part i think.

  62. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      83 83

  63. Daan Tje scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  64. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  65. Helgo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

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

  66. Frank B. from H. scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      72 72

  67. Famous scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Too much sweetness, just bourbon without character.

  68. Famous scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  69. Pikehunter scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  70. Pikehunter scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Maker's Mark Tasting Notes

    Proof: 90
    Aroma: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
    Taste: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences
    Finish: Smooth and subtle

  71. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  72. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    So this is not my type, I definitely would not say about this product that it's bad, it's nothing for me. The past tested bourbon Mellow Corn is, in my opinion, a better investment if you want to taste the taste of corn. Total vanilla and 45% strong alcohol component. But again, a little change. Drinks were pretty good.
    • Nose
      Vanilla ... very vanilla ... too much vanilla. Spices and somewhere are hiding little fruit. A Dildo Leaves for Furniture.
    • Taste
      Typical bourbon, and spices again some chemical that has anything to do with furniture.
    • Finish
      With Ladka, spiced with hints of caramel.

  73. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: toasted oak, vanilla, sweet, caramel, honey
    Taste: soft, vanilla, oak, slightly spicy, caramel
    Finish: long, vanilla, oak, hazelnut

  74. karloff scored this whisky 74 points Specialist

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      67 67

  75. fileosoph scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  76. HunterRomario scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Repeat tasting for more than five years. Last time, Maker's Mark tasted 25th July 2010 for a second tasting of the Peat Brotherhood.
    Now I have the chance to try again by swapping Cyrus. I had a big sample from Cyra (thanks) and after a series of good US samples this is back in that bourbon misery. It is badly evaluated and even worse, it has something good in it, but it smells like a thinner, a bitter taste. Even before I noticed the thinner, we had more than 80 points on the paper. That was strange, in the first half of the sample I did not really notice this disturbing component, and the second two days later it slammed into my nose from the first moment ... I think more than thinner resembled polish and lacquer, which is more tolerable for me . Well, with this brand it's just hard ... At the same time, the varnish in the fragrance itself can be in a very pleasant position, as I have already met with better brands. Who did not drink, try and judge yourself. As always.
    • Nose
      At first, there was some closed, subdued smell, but then she was quite startled. Skin, vanilla, freshened fruit, polish for furniture, cucumber flavor. Unfortunately, even a powerful diluent odor, it smells a lot. (75 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is sweetish, the wood soaked with varnish, the sound of thinner, with a bitter woody aftertaste. (72 b)

  77. ThS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Ah! the inevitable batch differences! I just opened a bottle: we have the character of this bourbon, but the alcohol is not as well integrated as in the other bottles that I could have. So, well it's less good! I go from 88 for my previous bottle to 76 for this one, that's saying!

  78. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  79. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  80. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Flawless, but common
    bourbon. Probably quite good in a cocktail because of the sweet softness. For
    those among us with a sweet tooth. Boy, sweet indeed! Thanks, Pat!
    • Nose
      The nose offers warm
      and sweet notes of caramel, honey and dried orange peel. Loads of cinnamon. You
      can actually smell the wheat (unless that is just in my head). Nothing earth
      shattering, but quite alright.
    • Taste
      It is round and
      creamy on the palate. Good mouth feel. Not too light, but not to syrupy either
      (which I sometimes have with bourbon). Sweet on crème brûlée with vanilla and
      caramel in the lead. Mild hints of nuts as well. Some apple pie? Coconut!
      Some citrus and cherries. I like it.
    • Finish
      In the medium long
      finish it suddenly turns very dry and allows the spices a voice once more.

  81. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Vanilla, caramel, crème brûlée nose. Vanilla, caramel, cereal, oak taste. Warming average final.

  82. Ciro scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      73 73

  83. BottleBox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    An untypical bourbon, but delicious.
    • Nose
      Classic bourbon corn sweetness, maple syrup, low oak spice but still a spicy component. (Cinnamon and some lavender). Behind it the smell of Weetabix comes to the fore. Very well balanced.
    • Taste
      Mild and soft, lavender and maple syrup in the interplay. In between, always the sweet corn. Very little seasoning.
    • Finish
      Gentle and long lasting. Sweet and flowery.

  84. Numwierum scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  85. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong vanilla. Caramel. Adhesive note. Milk chocolate. Hazelnuts. Fir in the background.
    • Taste
      Gentle and soft. Vanilla. Oak. Plums.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Vanilla. Toffee. Hazelnuts.

  86. Guntis scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  87. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A very solid malt, especially for the price. However, no regular in my bar, but taste and finish after the very tasty nose fall off too much. But do not be sorry to have bought it, the bottle will surely be emptied.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, popcorn and oak, yummy
    • Taste
      As with the vanilla and caramel, but this rather subtle, ostensibly the oak, bittersweet and slightly alcoholic, falls to the nose a bit off
    • Finish
      Short to medium length, slight bitterness, oak

  88. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  89. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A good versatile bourbon with fresh sour notes to drink neat, with or without ice or use as a mixer.

    (Rating interval 79-82)
    • Nose
      A spicy nose with charred oak, vanilla, corn flakes and brown sugar.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour delivery, Spicy oak, orange zest, vanilla and brown sugar.
    • Finish
      Short finish with vanilla and cracked black pepper.

  90. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      96 96

  91. ThS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A high-quality artisanal vanilla ice cream, creamy and scented, covered with homemade whipped cream then oriental pastries and sesame and rose-colored Turkish delight, violet petals and, finally, a refreshing spice stroke. What can we blame this entry-level bourbon? I persist: absolutely nothing. He's just very good, that's all.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  92. nathanyael scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  93. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  94. ThS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very good Bourbon that would be wrong to sulk because it is not expensive. It is very well done, a good balance: no heaviness of sugar, no aggressiveness of alcohol, no excess of wood and spices. A very good ratio Q / P.
    • Nose
      Once the inevitable aromas of varnish and solvent as well as the pungent smell of alcohol have passed with aeration, we find a nice nose, clean and round, sweet corn. Then come the Turkish delight (sesame, rose, icing sugar) and floral and sweet nuances around the rose and the violet. Gourmand and delicate.
    • Taste
      Soft and round attack quickly becoming more straight and slender. We start from the gourmet flavors of the nose to go to the spices. The whole is fresh, clean while being sweet and delicate. No complaints.
    • Finish
      Very pleasant and gourmet flavors of fresh butter and cream, on a background of caramelized almonds, cashew nuts. The vanilla notes are of great delicacy. Always so greedy and fresh. Balance impeccable.

  95. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  96. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  97. invisible_sun☺ did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    When i first tryed it it was a bit watery and its nose was too unpleasant. After three month and some time for the half empty bottle to be influenced i tryed it again. Now it was better, espacially the nose and the initially taste. More balanced?
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      76 76

  98. Angelos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A good, but not phenomenal Kentucky Bourbon
    • Nose
      Vanilla and Oak
    • Taste
      Mild Taste, vanilla, a bit oak and spice
    • Finish
      Quite short Finish

  99. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Maker`s Mark maintain that they distil 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.

  100. granella2003 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful bourbon, with lots of vanilla and oak, that is sold at more than reasonable price

  101. granella2003 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A great classic Kentucky bourbon, so sweet as is price
    • Nose
      Hits you with a storm of vanilla and oak
    • Taste
      Again lots of vanilla and oak, whit malt, ahin of spicy, again vanilla, honey, vanilla...
    • Finish
      medium - long spicy, oak and... sweet vanilla

  102. granella2003 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      90 90

  103. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  104. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Beautifully structured. Tightly combined flavours. Every bit as smooth as it claims to be.
    • Nose
      Wheaty, nutty. Bananas.
    • Taste
      Buttered taost. Molasses. Maple syrup.
    • Finish
      Clean, dryish, flapjack.

  105. hsmithjr scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      69 69

  106. karloff scored this whisky 74 points Specialist

    This is better than your average bourbon and thats it.
    • Nose
      Fruit and vanilla and like other bourbons there is oak wood
    • Taste
      Medium bodied. The fruits mix with the caramel, not as thick and oily as some bourbons
    • Finish
      A medium finish.

  107. hsmithjr scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    This is a good solid bourbon, but it is not without flaws. Probably more of a mixer than straight. For a few dollars more, go for the Woodford Reserve.

  108. BeatF scored this whisky 81 points Photo Moderator

    very interesting, full of character Bourbon; The bottle is optically beautiful with its individual wax closure, the content is simply delicious!
    • Nose
      fresh, delicate spice; Sweetness of the grape and of very light vanilla
    • Taste
      vigorous herbal mixture, fine vanilla appeal
    • Finish
      warm, fine herbal broth, surrounded by light alcohol scoops

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