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Overall rating
85.79/100
votes
41
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casknumber
Batch No. 16-02
Strength
55.75 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6145MMB 006491106
Barcode
5060045586186
Added on
05 Nov 2016 8:05 pm by DalaDanne
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 71.96

8 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Maker's Mark Cask Strength

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.79 points

  1. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 87/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86/100

    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.

  2. volker40sw scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 07-25-2020

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
      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.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish contains more notes of cough sirup.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Rather classic Bourbon score, well executed. Enthusiasm: Nose 4/5 Mouth and Finale 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1765
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Broom on new wood, dry. Spice. More honeyed with the opening. I miss the typical Maker's Mark wheat.
    • Finish
      Asséchante. Less for the following sips.

  5. Bona scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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

  6. hj13 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A round, absolutely convincing Bourbon. If I change to "normal" again afterwards?
    • Nose
      A clear, cooling alcohol, but leaves room for beautiful vanilla, caramel and some cinnamon. Subtle oak note. Altogether very cute! After adding a little water, the alcohol disappears almost completely. Molasses, syrup, even stronger caramel, cotton candy.
    • Taste
      The almost 56% volume percent are noticeable immediately: This whiskey has really power! Even undiluted, but no burning in the mouth / palate. After addition of water significantly increased complexity, slight dryness in the mouth, typical bourbon taste, absolutely dominant sweetness.
    • Finish
      Significantly more intense and longer finish than the "normal" Maker's Mark. The dry oak remains noticeable for a long time.

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