Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2016 3:39 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 48.22

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86 × member ratings

212 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Maker's 46 Red Wax

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.30 points

  1. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Great bourbon. Very harmonious and tasty from the nose to the finish. The 47% fit and is perfectly sufficient. Compared to the Maker's Mark a significant increase. It can be seen that both come from the same house. However, the 46 is clearly more mature and more set in its aromas. You notice the plus 2% alcohol and do the malt good.
    • Nose
      85 85
      In terms of color, the 46 is already set better than its colleague Marker's Mark. The amber in the glass is visibly darker. And that continues in the flavors. Nothing can be seen here of the glue note so popular with bourbons. At first glance, it is rather unobtrusive, but not bland. On the contrary. Elegant. Orange juice and a little orange zest are added to the sweetness of the vanilla sugar. You could almost associate it with a creme brulee flambéed with orange liqueur. The alcohol is very well integrated, because nothing burns in the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Wow. Great start. Not too brutal. But clearly noticeable. But also the sweet vanilla cream with orange peel, nice and spicy but not bitter. The alcohol is also well interwoven in the mouth. Water is absolutely not necessary - on the contrary.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Warm finish with spices and a great Amarena cherry (!), Which then slowly changes into a nice woody oak note. The finish is medium long.

  2. holborndrinker scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not a huge fan of bourbon and this simply reinforces it. Cough mixture - I'd be tempted to give it to the kids next time they complain of being blocked up.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Cough mixture
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sweet, sugar overload.
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. g00se scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    I didn't like it so much.
    Intense notes of glue and alcohol.
    Is not worth the standard imho surcharge.

  4. Canucks89 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Scent: caramel. Vanilla.
    Flavor: soft cherry acid. Slightly spicy. Vanilla.
    Aftertaste: medium. Cherry sweetness. I spiced.

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    a good and complex bourbon, despite the 47% great to drink, has a lot to offer, about 40 € are fully ok, good price for a really high quality bourbon, buy recommendation!
    • Nose
      subtle and reserved, relatively light, sweet and tasty, vanilla, caramel, has a very gentle effect,

      you can smell directly that this is a "better" bourbon
    • Taste
      strong but very pleasant start, lots of volume (very surprising), but does not burn, harmonious, sweet aroma, vanilla, maple syrup, oak, spicy at the end, some pepper
    • Finish
      medium-long warm soft finish;
      long woody aftertaste

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A great bourbon - available for € 34.00 at a good price - high wheat content and influence of European oak = great influences!
    [Color] mahogany;
    • Nose
      sweet (cotton candy), beautiful vanilla, spices, caramel and oak;
    • Taste
      powerful, oily, spicy, licorice, liquorice, spices (pepper), European. Oak, some caramel, vanilla;
    • Finish
      medium length, warming, woody, aftertaste spicy (European) oak;

  7. mds51 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Willum scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This was a sample from karloff. Maybe I should have opened my standard red seal for comparrison? Anyway, I found this to be a superb bourbon for the price.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, soft, with vanilla and iceing sugar.
      Printing press ink.
      Red apple? with a slight solvent touch to it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet arrival with a nice mouthfeel.
      Not much oak on the nose, but here it arrives quite fast.
      Some spice with a little sour cherry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sour fruit lingers towards medium, leaving a warm spicy mouthfeel to last the longest.

  10. Sandman scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Corn, caramel, honey, walnuts, cinnamon, baked apples and mandarins.
    • Taste
      Corn, wheat, caramel, honey, cinnamon, baked apples, walnuts and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Short to mid-long, biscuit, cinnamon, walnuts, corn, orange, honey and baked apple.


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