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Distillery Bottling
Barrel Finished with 10 French Oak Staves
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 may 2021 10:18 pm by arex1337

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€ 52.95

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15 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Maker's Mark 46 Red Wax

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.77 points

  1. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    At £40 this is simply a no-brainer. Adding extra wood maturation simply makes the interplay between wood and grains more indulging. However, it’s overly woody and even a touch astringent when on rock.

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 26
    Very aromatic, if I hadn’t tasted whole wheat whiskey before I would’ve guessed it was from rye. Dark chocolate. Toasted oak. Rich vanilla pod. Corns dipped in caramel.

    P 25
    Spicer than usual bourbon with more crushed peppercorn and nutmeg. Wood is prominent here and creates a touch of bitterness around the edges. Espresso beans. Toasted corns. Wheat's lovely aroma again. A touch of malt tagged along but slightly masked.

    F 23
    Mid, a bit dry finish. Again wood, vanilla and toasted spices lingering.

  2. Stouby scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Yellow / Golden. Nose: Oak, vanilla. Taste: Dry wood, light vanilla.

  3. MonkeChef scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    not as sweet on the nose as other bourbons, Intense vanilla, honey, orange peel, medium hidden alcohol, leather, licorice, grass.
    • Nose
      not as sweet on the nose as other bourbons, Intense vanilla, honey, orange peel, medium hidden alcohol, leather, licorice, grass.
    • Taste
      Lacquer, Oily, Sweet, cereals, vanilla, oak, spices, alcohol well hidden, but not as well as in WT101.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Here this sweetness gives way a bit, oakiness and spices, leaves a pleasant warmth, vanilla.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Pretty full, intense, rich and enjoyable. A lot of varnishes, but in a pleasant edition. Lots of sweets. Caramel. The second time, even sweetness and creamier.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Intense. Full, rich. A lot of sweets. Typically caramel. But there is also a lot of spices. Pepper, hot pepper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweetness, caramel, vanilla, fullness and richness. Spices, light spice. Medium-long finish.


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