Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Maker's mark Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon

(0.7l, 45%)


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The Maker’s Mark Bourbon that started it all and still stands tall today.

The original “Burk’s Distillery” was built in 1885 just outside of Loretto, Kentucky. T. William “Bill” Samuels bought the operation in 1953 for $35,000. Samuels wanted to make quality, so he used the sales of the existing stockpiles to finance a revamp. The first bottle of the new flagship brand “Makers Mark” was bottled in 1958 and dipped into the red sealing wax that has become the company’s trademark — making them one of the first to carve out a space in what we now call the “premium Bourbon” market. Currently owned by Beam-Suntory, members of the Samuels family still work at the company.

Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon is THE signature Whisky of Maker’s Mark. And while the oh-so-trendy crowd dabbles in spice-bombs, this dram is designed to be smooth. And that starts with a wheated mash bill (no rye) using soft red winter wheat. The barrels are rotated by hand in the warehouse on a regular schedule and — as hey say — aged “to taste, not time.” It’s even bottled to 45% ABV on site and dipped into their famous red sealing wax which is left to drip down the sides, making it one of the most recognized brands of premium Bourbon.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery

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nutty
caramel
spicy
cinnamon
cake
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fruit
grain
wheat
What does Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon taste like?

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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Maple

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma opens sweet, then grows into a rich fruit and grain fragrance.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate leans toward warm roasted nuts with balanced notes of caramel, spice cake, and cobbler.

Finish
The finish is medium length and very smooth with a hint of cinnamon.
Ratings & Reviews
Brandon
Brandon,
Straight, spicy, to the point. Short finish. Quite pleasant. My go to for cheap drinking. Good for the price.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Solid go to bourbon. Smooth, but also not super complex.
 
Frank
Frank,
This bourbon is very consistent a great everyday bourbon. Very good bourbon for a great price.
 
Andy
Andy,
Tried a long time ago. Not the best memory. Need to try it again though.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth with a bite, good mixer.
 
Greg
Greg,
love this flavor, strong but with a sweet edge
 
Quentin
Quentin,
Caramel
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good. Not great but an old standby.
 
guest
guest,
Good smooth bourbon.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Go to for versatility. Great with a few rocks, neat, in a manhattan or old fashion
 
Travis
Travis,
classic wheater, what can I say. easy to drink, find, and the epitome of constant. Available at every bar any where you bound to go and ready to be drank in any way you want to consume it. A safe mainstay drinker.
 
Bretton
Bretton,
Primarily drink this only when mixing drinks.
 
Joel
Joel,
Good everyday bourbon. Smooth and not overly complex.
 
Chris
Chris,
Really suprising nose, with dense cherry and vanilla. Taste is a bit thin, with vanilla and honey, along with a dash of wood spice. Finish almost non existent, as it disappears very quickly. Good flavor, great nose
 
guest
guest,
Tasty
 
Tony
Tony,
The nose is pleasant, sweet and nutty. But the taste is too spicy and very ‘ethanol-y’ for me, especially since the finish is the same way and lingers. It has it’s use as a cheap mixer or cooking ingredient. But I’d rather sip something else.
 
Nick
Nick,
Nose: Toffee, Sweet, Vanilla, Dark Fruit Palate: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Oak Linger: Decent Overall nothing exceptional. For the price there are other whiskey's I'd rather drink.
 
Will
Will,
Basic. Cheap. Mix with Schweps.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Not bad, but definitely would not go out of my way to purchase. Sweet and spice with a long finish.
 
Gene
Gene,
Old stand by a smooth sipper, nice on a summer night neaor on rocks
 
Josh
Josh,
Good bourbon always consistent. This is my go to bourbon for a Manhattan or Brooklyn cocktail
 
Gregory
Gregory,
A solid bourbon, especially great to use in an Old Fashioned and other cocktails. Strong smoky oak flavor.
 
Elvis
Elvis,
This is a great versatile bourbon to have at home. It's great in cocktails as well as to sip alone.
 
William
William,
Very nice bourbon, sweet, hints of charcoal, lingers on the palate. A good go-to sipping whiskey.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Tastes thin and cheap, with lots of ethanol. Would not buy again. If you're looking for a wheated bourbon, try and get your hands on some Weller's.
 
Carson
Carson,
Sweet and smooth, with a spicy undertone.
 
Jarod
Jarod,
Not bad. Palatable enough to be taken straight (maybe with an ice cube) and also a good mixer. I'd rather pay a little more for something to sip on neat or pay less for a mixer with a little more kick.
 
guest
guest,
After experimenting with various brands and flavors, this has gone to the back burner. This has become too hot and Spivey for me but is more suitable in an old fashion or whisk(e)y smash. The heat is on in thus one but there is a huge taste of cinnamon on the back end. Overall it’s not too bad, but I prefer EC these day’s.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Deeeelicious!
 
Robert
Robert,
Not bad, has a bit of a bite. Will look to upgrade to other Makers Mark products.
 
Zack
Zack,
Great sipping bourbon a very good everyday bourbon. This not a top of the line break it out to impress you friends drink. This is the drink you keep on hand because you like it.
 
guest
guest,
Not too strong with good finish
 
guest
guest,
Comforting, warm
 
Joshua
Joshua,
too sweet for my taste, but a decent enough mixer
 
Paul
Paul,
I have loved Makers Mark For the last 30 years. Smoky, smooth, crisp... always satisfying.
 
James
James,
Inexpensive go-to whiskey. It is always in my family-vacation-survival-kit!
 
Clayton
Clayton,
My favorite sipping drink. Goes down smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Ah the Makers Mark truly a timeless bourbon. One of my favorite aspects of the Makers Mark is how fantastically it pairs with food most especially steak. Nose-much like Jack Daniels the minute you get a waft of the nose you know exactly what it is. Trademarked Makers Spice,Vanilla, Dark Fruits, hint of cinnamon Palate-More of the Makers Spice which is unique as the nose as well palate match up. More dark fruit..vanilla..hint of orange zest. Finish- the finish is medium ending in some wood notes. 8.68/8.7/10
 
David
David,
My go-to bourbon. Great on the rocks and makes wonderful old-fashioneds. Nutty and caramelly.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not my favorite
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This is my go to. Great flavor, nice bite but still smooth and enjoyable.
 
Chris
Chris,
Too spicy for me but otherwise good stuff
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Not too bad.
 
guest
guest,
Good, I keep it around as a last resort or for company that wants to drink but either wants a mix drink or isn’t used to drinking whisky.
 
Robert
Robert,
Gorgeous smell. Bit too much burn for me.
 
Mark
Mark,
One of the smoothest. Great combination of carmel, vanilla flavors with no spicey after flavor
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Solid
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Love it. Been whiskey of choice for awhile.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Great easy drinker
 
Randy
Randy,
My favorite go to bourbon
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Standard bar choice
 
John
John,
A good standby.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Great basic bourbon
 
guest
guest,
My daily drinker, if anything I’ll always come back to it. Very spicy but smooth and flavorful.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Eh. Would drink if nothing else is available at the bar, and there isn't a decent IPA on tap instead.
 
guest
guest,
A trusty go to entry level whisky
 
Jason
Jason,
Solid
 
Steven
Steven,
Good go to
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Very drinkable. Straight or mixed it isn’t overpowering but tastes great
 
Peter
Peter,
Outstanding value
 
John
John,
My go to in college and at bars, cheap and full-bodied.
 
guest
guest,
Favorite bourbon for mixed drinks.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
My go to bourbon when I’m looking for something to drink straight.
 
Christian
Christian,
One of my favourites so far. A pefect proof, that good quality doesn‘t have to be hyper-expensive. In my opinion a must have for every home bar. You can‘t go wrong with this one (at least dor that price!)
 
Nick
Nick,
Maker's Mark is often described as a good introductory bourbon owing to the sweet and smooth profile provided by the wheat in the mash bill, as opposed to rye. I've somehow managed to make it pretty far into my bourbon experience without trying this label, but fashionably late has always been my style. The nose is nice with vanilla, caramel, and slight brown sugar, but that is all buried under a pretty solid layer of ethanol. I let it breathe for a few more minutes after my first few whiffs to see how the aroma would change as some of the alcohol dissipated. The second run had less alcohol with the other flavors heightened and the addition of oak underneath it all. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, thanks to the wheat. A sweet sip with the vanilla and caramel continuing, the charred oak becomes bolder and is accompanied by corn sweetness and butterscotch. The finish has a slight peppery heat and ends fairly quick. What does linger is leather and brown sugar, but neither is there for very long. Maker's Mark is good enough that it has certainly earned its reputation and definitely belongs on the list of good introductory bourbons. For the price, I prefer Larceny as my wheated everyday sipper, but Maker's tastes good enough and has the versatility to remain on my shelf permanently.
 
guest
guest,
Mentor of mine told me bourbon was to be enjoyed. Not mixed or shot. This was his favorite and one of mine also. Smooth and hard to beat.
 
Mike
Mike,
Solid everyday drinker. Prefer in a Manhattan.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Nice Bourbon, strong, a little bit, fine flavor
 
Dan
Dan,
Love it.
 
Chad
Chad,
My go to budget burbon.
 
Justin
Justin,
A decent go-to. Reasonably priced and drinkable.
 
Lincoln
Lincoln,
My go to Whiskey. A great clean taste on ice.
 
Brian
Brian,
Modest price for modest spirit . Fairly one noted compared to others in price range. Typical caramel and oak. Short on length
 
guest
guest,
Sweet, spicy with a bit of a sweet aftertaste. Good for the price. I think it’s a better mixer than sipper. Classic but not impressive.
 
Mike
Mike,
Great neat or as a mixer. Very solid.
 
Colton
Colton,
Old reliable
 
Michael
Michael,
Solid bourbon
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Great bourbon. My go to, and it is always tasty.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A great go-to for a mixed cocktail
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Good for the price
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good standard bourbon. Good for mixing.
 
John
John,
solid whiskey for making cocktails
 
Trisha
Trisha,
Go to bourbon in a pinch
 
George
George,
My all time classic choice. The definition of Kentucky Bourbon to me...
 
Landen
Landen,
Strong and bold
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: vanilla, spice Taste: vanilla and sweet, lots of oak, cream, brown sugar, fair amount of burn, oaky finish
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Love the flavor and is a good choice to sip on.
 
Austin
Austin,
It’s good
 
Amanda
Amanda,
My go to! I love it
 
guest
guest,
My favorite budget bourbon.
 
Tim
Tim,
Smooth and easy to drink.
 
Dan
Dan,
My go-to-bourbon. Not too sweet. Best served with one rock or in a Manhattan.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Better than average but could up the 1st impression with a cork top, not screw on
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Not my style.
 
Ron
Ron,
Love it. Too inexperienced to say why - it's smooth, and just tastes great.
 
Chad
Chad,
Maker's is my at-home staple, my general go-to.
 
Robert
Robert,
Smooth start. Lovely taste. No bite. Sweet finish.
 
Ian
Ian,
Keeps company with Jack Daniels, Wild Turkey, and Jim Beam in being the most available bottle at any average grocery, gas station, or bar well. Literally made to be easy drinking and easy mixing, and lives up to its purpose. Not super complex, tons of sweet notes, but mostly you'll probably be drinking it mixed with other things, so it's charm is in it's lack of notability. A bit better than it's retail peers when taken alone or on ice.
 
Lewis
Lewis,
Good to drink all night.
 
Matt
Matt,
Better on rocks. Sweet and spicy.
 
J
J,
I am trying to dial in my flavor profile for what I like most. I wanted something with low Rye content but this still has a lot of spice for my preference. I like the brown sugar early but not a fan of the bitter late. Good, but not “The One”...
 
Chris
Chris,
Not bad. I like to use this to make cocktails like old fashioneds.
 
Brian
Brian,
Maker's Marks is the go-to for any mixed drink like a Manhattan. It has also won blind taste tests here at home. Great value.
 
Scott
Scott,
Very little flavor and way too strong of a bit in the finish with very little reward in the nose, palate, or finish.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Very new to rating spirits. Enjoy Maker's Mark but hoping to find better and better as I refine my tastes.
 
Debrenee
Debrenee,
If my standard weekday whiskey wasn’t Eagle Rare, I’d give it to Makers. It’s a solid weekday drink. Good flavor and will get the job done.
 
Ro
Ro,
Great bourbon for the buy, and definitely creates a place on the shelf being wheated.
 
guest
guest,
Love makers
 
Elliott
Elliott,
I like to simply mix with coke and it’s perfect!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Not a fan - good in a cocktail but on it’s own the finish is sour/bitter You can find better options
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Has alot of bite to it. Not my favorite, but has more dimension than Jack Daniels.
 
Madison
Madison,
Haven't tried Maker's Mark in years. Been drinking scotch for 2 years, and delving into the world of whisky for the last few months. Was floored to learn this is one of the world's best selling. May have to give it another go since it's been so long, but for now, just the memory of original Maker's Mark makes me cringe.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Nice bourbon, some vanilla and wheat notes with medium aftertaste
 
Andy
Andy,
As basic as Maker's is, it's still great every time.
 
Bain
Bain,
It's been my "go to" for a long time
 
Tara
Tara,
I enjoy this bourbon but not as much as some others. A good choice.
 
John
John,
Great Intro to Bourbon
 
Gary
Gary,
Excellent "middle ground", widely-available bourbon - just good enough to sip on its own, and just cheap enough to use in mixers. A classic. My "go to" for gifts and basics.
 
guest
guest,
Aromas of sweet almonds, spiciness - almost like evergreen trees (rye?), Tastes sweet, spicy Nice finish, long to medium aftertaste - very drinkable, I want to keep going back for another sip
 
Erik
Erik,
Always like makers straight and mixer
 
Derrel
Derrel,
I like it.
 
Griffin
Griffin,
I don't know much about it . It's good . Just looking to broaden my horizens
 
Andrew
Andrew,
a bit too sweet for my taste
 
Dean
Dean,
MY GO TO FOR BOTH MIXING (OLD FASHION) OR FOR SIPPING ON THE ROCKS
 
Kerry
Kerry,
Best value in bourbon right here. I’d take Russell’s Reserve over this in a snap if this were not $10 cheaper. This is sweet, smooth, and consistent. Perfect on the rocks.
 
roberto
roberto,
great for price point, mild-medium and smooth
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This is a Founders bottle, label has founders picture and says specially made for you .
 
Prentice
Prentice,
Drink weekly
 
Matt
Matt,
Its good, one of the go to whiskey/bourbon
 
Antti
Antti,
Maker's Mark has a bitter sweet birth of oak, caramel & vanilla; a life of honeyed fruit that leads to a sweet death of nuts & toffee.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
This is my goto bourbon. I like the smooth flavor and rich wheat tones.
 
Jason
Jason,
Mandarin start with a subtle tobacco flavor. Finish is smooth caramel
 
Steven
Steven,
Very smooth - good value
 
Rich
Rich,
Less spicy than other bourbons but has a heavier finish. Bulleit tastes better and costs less
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very tasteful for the money!
 
Denis
Denis,
Хороший такой середнячок. Всё на месте без перегибов.
 
Dave
Dave,
Go to favorite
 
guest
guest,
Go to Bourbon! Not only is it delicious but the company in general is great.
 
guest
guest,
Favorite low-price bourbon
 
Crystal
Crystal,
My favorite every occasion bourbon. Smooth on the pallet with little burn. Great taste as a cocktail or on the rocks by itself.
 
guest
guest,
Love the stuff
 
guest
guest,
Still trying to find a bourbon as a go to for social situation. I like the sweetness of this one, and I like it with one cube of ice.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great stuff
 
Anthony
Anthony,
A staple on any bourbon drinkers shelf.
 
guest
guest,
неплохо. Сладковат. Ваниль. Карамель.
 
Ben
Ben,
I love it, it's my go to any day!
 
guest
guest,
Absolutely love this
 
Stafone
Stafone,
Makers is a nice middle of the road whiskey.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Good whiskey
 
guest
guest,
Kokuda meşe, vanilya, tatlı. İçim yumuşak, taze Fındık, vanilya, meşe, tatlı şurup Yüksek alkolüne rağmen tatlı, yumuşak içimli.
 
guest
guest,
Very sweet
 
guest
guest,
I love this Bourbon.
 
Luc
Luc,
Smooth. Easy
 
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