Maker’s Mark

ABV: 45 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Type: Straight Bourbon
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is sweet and very fruity. There are cherries and green apples drizzled with cinnamon, honey and vanilla. A layer of peppermint and nail polish remover sits on top of the sweet and fruity center. There’s also an earthy side to it with some dry soil and dust. A nice toffee sweetness starts to come through after some time in the glass as well as a newly cut oak note.

Mouth: It starts out mild for a second or two, then a peppery spicyness comes rusning in. It never really moves all the way to the front though, it just sort of stops and makes way for all the other flavours. The cherries, apples and honey really stand out as well as the earthy dry soil note. A lightly bitter oak note starts to make itself noticed after a while but it stays as an outer layer surrounding the fruity, sweet center.

Finish: A eucalyptus freshness and a peppery note together create the feeling of a breath mint before the sweetness kicks in. It’s very fruity and it still has a layer of dry soil in the back. When the oak takes over it brings a big a nice vanilla note as well. It’s a very fresh oakiness with almost no astringency to it, even after a few sips. This makes it a very easy sipper and it’s easy to go back for another dram.

Additional information
This straight bourbon is double distilled and aged up to 6,5 years in new american oak barrels with a number 3 char. The mash bill is made up from 70 % corn, 16 % wheat and 14 % barley. The barrels are rotated during the aging process.

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