Maker's Mark Bourbon
Maker's Mark // Kentucky, USA
Maker's Mark Bourbon is a wheated bourbon made with a mash bill recipe of 70% locally-grown corn, 16% red winter wheat, and 14% malted barley. This recipe was created by Bill Samuels, Sr. who baked bread with different grains to settle on his mash bill rather than trial and error with distillation. His wife, Margie Samuels, is responsible for the shape of the bottle, the signature label, and the red wax topper. Maker's Mark is aged in char #3 new American oak barrels for 6-7 years. It is bottled at 90 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Vanilla bean and crème brûlée dominate a sweet nose, with a touch of spicy oak in the background. The palate is soft and sweet, with vanilla upfront, followed by a dose of spearmint, a just-opened loaf of whole wheat bread, and bitterness from Baker's chocolate and coffee grounds. The finish is short and vanilla-forward, rounded out by tannic oak towards the back. "