- Whiskybase ID
- Distillery Bottling
- Batch No. 16-02
- 55.75 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L6145MMB 006491106
- Added on
- 05 Nov 2016 8:05 pm by DalaDanne
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Whisky Reviews for Maker's Mark Cask Strength
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points
- Not that much impressive to me and not to my appetite, but it's definitely a fine bourbon
Baked nuts, cantaloupes, vanilla ice cream. Some sour notes reminescent of fresh plums, berrys and blackcurrents. Painted wood furniture. More spices found in a just-emptied glass, reminding me of cloves, nutmeg and Chinese liquorice preserved plum (甘草梅)
Sweet bomb with oily rich and round texture. Alcohol is not agressive. Slightly bitter to me.
Medium to long. Vanilla and whipping cream.
- Eyes: Copper, gold and smell. Nose: Sweet grain and herb flavor, creamy popcorn and custard pudding, followed by the sourness of prunes, and the alcohol feel is still acceptable. A little vanilla seeds, cinnamon and fragrant amomum.
Taste Palate: a bit of bitter bottom, toasted oak, powdered sugar, prunes, a bit of paint, red velvet cake, black chocolate, and a nut-inlaid Leba tail. Finish: long, bitter bottom, cinnamon bun, rosemary and other western styles Spice Body: Medium, oily, strong wine, slightly irritating
Overall: The wine is very solid. Compared with the Mote Poem Bourbon I drank a few days ago, the palate part can clearly feel the changes in layers and multiple complex flavors.
- Tasted on 07-25-2020
- I must say I was slightly afraid of the wood influence, but that was ungrounded. The balance and complexity has been achieved and I find some interesting differences with other bourbons that I tasted so far. Could it be the red winter wheat? I am not sure, but it makes this bourbon a very interesting one.
Quite subtle, I mean it is spicy and a lot going on, but not as in-your-face as I expected. Lots of breads and many hints of oranges, mostly resembling freshly pressed juice. There is also some lemon curd, and after a while it develops more fruity scents of raspberries and strawberries, and becomes much sweeter with hints of marshmallows, fruit sugar and strawberry cream. Juicy and I do not detect a massive amount of wood influence, which is very favourable in my book.
Balanced spices with deep notes of caramel and organic honey. Lovely start on the palate! Again fairly sweetish with caramel, and a few thin spicy notes. However, this quickly makes place for more bitter notes of burned toast and orange skin, together with cereals, and much more spices. Not too many though, and again the wood influence is apparent (more than on the nose) but not too influential. Does not really water to express itself, but it can take some drops. White pepper, all sorts of mint, aniseed, the latter two also in the form of tea, and orange flavoured chocolate.
The finish contains more notes of cough sirup.
- Rather classic Bourbon score, well executed. Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth and Finale 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1765
Well waxed wood, generous vanilla. The caramel is expressed, the cherry appears and then fades. Very round and more and more honeyed. Small note of maple syrup.
Broom on new wood, dry. Spice. More honeyed with the opening. I miss the typical Maker's Mark wheat.
Asséchante. Less for the following sips.
- Beautiful bourbon. Lots of oak, spices and not too sweet. If you like it mellow, you should better use the normal or the Maker's 46. This one has power. Not quite as hard in the face as other CS Bourbons, eg the great EC Barrel Proof or the Booker's (both 65 +%), but also powerful. The 55% are just fine, think that will also be great as a mixer. The rather mild Maker's character shows with more% a completely different facet. Certainly one of the better bourbons on the market, yet 10 € too expensive. 87P