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The clear choice for the top spot among the experts, including distillers, Maker's Mark can make multiple claims to the title of "most important". That iconic dripped-red-wax seal ("a red dress in a sea of gray," said whiskey writer Fred Minnick); the iconic bottle shape; the smooth, easy-to-like, wheated bourbon inside; the savvy marketing; and, most of all, the gutsy investment in bourbon's future at a time when it looked like the spirit might not have one.
Description of Maker's Mark
- Color: Maker's Mark 45 ° is pale straw color.
- Smell: On the light side, especially caramel and oak.
- Taste: Hits of the tongue in a big way, with a good sweet flavor of the caramel up front and vanilla. After a few seconds on the tongue, spicy cinnamon makes its appearance, bringing some balance to the 46. By downloading, whiskey gives it a pleasant heat that never becomes a full burn