Tag: Maker’s Mark

Maker’s 46 Cask Strength

108-114 proof (this bottling is 108.9 proof); no age statement $40/375ml The story: In September 2014, Maker’s Mark began offering an uncut and unfiltered cask strength version of its bourbon (see my tasting notes here). That proved to be so…

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They work the line

As you may know (and if you don’t, you should), it was Maker’s Mark matriarch Marge Samuels who came up with the idea to seal each bottle with red wax, thereby giving the brand the distinctive packaging that’s immediately recognized…

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1792 Sweet Wheat

91.2 proof, 8 years $32.99/750ml The story: 1792 Sweet Wheat is the first-ever new expression for Barton 1792 bourbon. It was distilled in 2007 using wheat as the secondary grain rather than rye, which the distillery says “gives the taste profile…

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‘Justified’ Extra: A chat with Boon

Boon is one creepy dude. Avery Markham’s last hired gun standing on “Justified,” he has a haircut reminiscent of Javier Bardem’s in “No Country for Old Men,” mannerisms that recall Crispin Glover, and a definite desire to be the one who…

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Kentucky bourbon the Japanese way

The bourbon appreciation group I belong to has offered some wonderful tasting opportunities this past year, but we saved the most unusual one for December: Bourbons available only in Japan (plus a blended whiskey made there). We sampled Early Times…

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A trio of dessert pairings

  I belong to a sort of supper-club-with-bourbon-and-rye group that meets monthly. The member playing host either chooses a restaurant or cooks a meal and selects a bourbon- or rye-related topic for discussion (and consumption, obviously). Topics this year have…

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Maker’s Mark Cask Strength

108-114 proof (this bottle, 113.2); no age statement (Note: Maker’s never has an age statement, as they “age to taste”) $39.99 for 375ml, currently available in the gift shop at the Loretto, Ky., distillery (UPDATE: also at some restaurants and…

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