Just over 50 years ago, Kentucky distiller Bill Samuels Sr., made history by burning an old family whisky recipe that dated back to 1780. He replaced the traditional bourbon flavouring grain of rye with red winter wheat, which produces the sweeter, gentler taste that’s become the hallmark of the brand. Maker’s Mark creates only one product at the historic distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. The signature hand-dipped red wax and SIV mark are symbols of its authenticity.
Today, Maker’s Mark is made in the oldest and smallest distillery still operating on its original site in the U.S. The Maker’s Mark distillery was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1980 and became the first distillery in America to be recognized as a national treasure.
Aroma : Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose.
Palate : Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences.
Finish : Smooth and subtle.