Maker's Mark

45% Alcohol content


Maker's Mark is aged for around 6 to 7½ years, being bottled and marketed when expert tasters agree that it is ready. Maker's Mark is one of the few distillers to rotate the barrels from the upper to the lower levels of the aging warehouses during the aging process to benefit from the differences in temperature during the process. Maker's Mark is sold in squarish bottles which are sealed with red "wax" (actually, latex). T. William Samuels' wife, Marjorie "Margie" Samuels, gave the whisky its name, drew its label, and thought up the "wax" dipping that gives the bottle its distinctive look. It was introduced to the market in 1959.

Tasting Notes

Taster: Dave Broom

Nose: Elegant, harmonious and soft. Runny honey, cherry, peach/apricot, butter icing/cream and fresh wild herbs.


Palate: Ripe, soft, creamy and fruit-filled: cherries and peaches in honey syrup with dusting of nutmeg and cinnamon.


Finish: Soft then crisps up.


Comment: Chewy and mellow. Great balance and elegance. Still a classic.


2010 San Francisco Spirits Competition - Gold

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