Maker's Mark 101 Proof Bourbon Whisky
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Maker's Mark
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
  • Alcohol 50.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • apple
  • marmalade
  • spicy
  • oak
  • sweet
  • toffee
  • truffle
  • bread

Maker's Mark

101 Proof Bourbon Whisky (0.7l, 50.5%)
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Character Goatson
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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Maker's Mark
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
  • Alcohol 50.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • caramel
  • apple
  • marmalade
  • spicy
  • oak
  • sweet
  • toffee
  • truffle
  • bread
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The brand was built upon a reputation for quality from day one. During the 1960s and 1970s they used the marketing tag line, “It tastes expensive … and is.” And they are one of the handful of premium American Bourbon makers that uses the Scottish spelling of “Whisky” (without the "e") on their products.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The brand was built upon a reputation for quality from day one. During the 1960s and 1970s they used the marketing tag line, “It tastes expensive … and is.” And they are one of the handful of premium American Bourbon makers that uses the Scottish spelling of “Whisky” (without the "e") on their products.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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