Maker’s Mark is one of the perennial favorite Bourbons today. It is one of the original small batch Bourbons. Very few distilleries will tell you what they mean by “small batch,” but Maker’s Mark will. For them, small batch means 20 barrels or less at a time.

It is produced in the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, and the operation and brand are owned by Beam-Suntory. There are several trim levels of Maker’s Mark, but the core product is aged approximately six years using their unique barrel rotation program, to ensure that the casks age evenly.

They are also unique in that their mash bill contains no rye. Sometimes producers do this to save costs of the more expensive rye, or because rye is famously hard to work with.

But like a few other premium shops, Maker’s Mark does it intentionally because their formulation requires more smoothness and less spice. So in their case it is a true, intentional characteristic that is deliver at a 45% ABV.

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toasted oak
honey
vanilla
slightly sweet
wheat
syrup
grain
mint
nutty
What does Maker's mark taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Maker's mark bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.