Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky.
So far, here appeared only one Bourbon and it was a classic Jim Beam. Time for another representative from Kentucky, Maker’s Mark. Recently, in the world of Bourbon became loud, as the manufacturer intended to reduce the ABV. However, because of the criticism, they decided to leave 45% ABV. Bravo, a company that listens to its customers. Probably the main reason for trying to reduce the ABV was, present also in the Scotch or Japanese whisky, growth in demand and declining stocks. The price wouldn’t be reduced, which would translate into real profits. Maker’s Mark remained unchanged, we should be happy.
A characteristic sign of Maker’s Mark is the red wax on top of the bottle.
Unlike most manufacturers of Bourbon, in Loretto they use the spelling of “whisky” not “whiskey”. Basically, according to American laws the first version is correct, the second follows from the Irish tradition.
C: liquid gold;
N: typical bourbony, sweetie, soaked raisins, gingerbread, caramel and toffee, honey, milk chocolate, coconut, caramelised oranges and of course lots of vanilla;
T: sweet, vanilla, after a while, there is a delicate sparkling on the tongue, white pepper, further candied oranges, apricots, maple syrup, honey, coconut, then grapefruit with traces of bitterness;
F: average long, honey with traces of orange.
The smell beautifully coincides with the taste, generally nice sweet tones prevail. Maker’s Mark is a solid Bourbon and very good representative of the genre.