Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Maker's Mark
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon
  • Alcohol 56.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • orange zest
  • zesty
  • charred
  • grain
  • caramel
  • salty
  • dried fruit
  • oak

Maker's Mark

Cask Strength Bourbon (0.75l, 56.6%)
Price $41.99

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Character Goatson
It’s still your favorite premium Bourbon, but cranked up to full volume. 

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 Bourbons are famous for being bottled to taste — which is why there is no age statement on the label. But the general consensus is that this premium Bourbon averages six years in the barrel. Maker's Mark Cask Strength is their same "no Rye" premium Bourbon. But where the core Spirit is cut to 45% ABV, the cask strength jumps into the bottle — unfiltered and uncut — at cask strength. You are still listening to your favorite rock band, but instead of watching from the balcony, it’s like having a front row seat.


*Maker's Mark Cask Strenght Bourbon is bottled at cask strength of 108-114 proof. ABV may vary.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Maker's Mark
  • Age NAS
  • Style Bourbon
  • Alcohol 56.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Grain, honey, and oranges with a hint of charred wood.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and rich with orange zest, golden honey, and sea-salt caramels.

Finish 
Long and soft.
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  • honey
  • orange zest
  • zesty
  • charred
  • grain
  • caramel
  • salty
  • dried fruit
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Citing the difficulties stretching supply to meet burgeoning demand, they announced in 2013 that they would add more water to cut the strength from 45% ABV to 42% and that they were sure no one would notice. The change was ill received by the public and they reversed the decision less than a year later.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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 was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Citing the difficulties stretching supply to meet burgeoning demand, they announced in 2013 that they would add more water to cut the strength from 45% ABV to 42% and that they were sure no one would notice. The change was ill received by the public and they reversed the decision less than a year later.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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 was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
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