Maker's Mark 101 Proof Bourbon Whisky

Maker's Mark 101 Proof Bourbon Whisky

(0.75l, 50.5%)


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Maker's Mark’s signature wheated Bourbon delivered at a powerfully pleasant 50.5% ABV for a limited time.

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 has actually made a special "high proof" version of their signature Straight Bourbon. But that tasty power-dram is usually just available at the distillery. A few years ago they started doing an annual holiday release of this high-test Spirit, and it’s coming around again this year. Maker's Mark 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the same Maker's Mark we all love with the same wheated mash bill — 70% corn, 16% wheat, and 14% malted barley. And it is aged "around six years" — famously being bottled when ready. The difference is that Maker's Mark 101 is delivered at 101 proof (50.5% ABV). And friends… it makes a difference. A very good difference.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50.5%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

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caramel
apple
marmelade
spicy
oak
sweet
toffee
truffle
bread
What does Maker's Mark 101 Proof Bourbon Whisky taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Maker's Mark 101 Proof Bourbon Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is deep and sweet with oak spices and a bread pudding note.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat, the mouth-feel is rich and creamy with a velvet spice, dark caramel, apple, and marmalade.

Finish
The finish is really satisfying and approachable with a lingering toffee truffle note.
Ratings & Reviews
David
David,
Cannot drink neat. Too hot and ethanol fumes. Use one ice cube and let sit for a minute. Much better and food flavor. I love regular Maker's. Wanted to like this more but didn't.
 
Mason
Mason,
Deliciously smooth!
 
guest
guest,
Solid pour
 
Jackson
Jackson,
Great stuff.
 
Adam
Adam,
Flavorful pour, better than the basic Makers, great NEAT!
 
james
james,
big improvement over the 90 proof..full flavor and good mouth feel.worth the price!
 
guest
guest,
Rich in flavor
 
Melvin
Melvin,
Extremely good version of the original Makers
 
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