The first bottle of Maker's Mark was bottled in 1958 and featured the brand's distinctive dipped red wax seal. 5 Decades later and the wax seal is still present and now protected by trademark. Maker's Mark is unusual in that the mash bill contains no rye, instead red winter wheat is used, along with corn and malted barley. Bottled at 45%.
Nose: Fruity and rich with lovely notes of spiced honey and mixed peels. A touch of cut fruit with a toasted oak backbone.
Palate: Rich and full. Spice, malt, a little nut oil with butterscotch and vanilla.
Finish: Sweet with butterscotch and dry oak spice.