Maker's Mark 46

Maker's Mark 46 is produced with a new maturation process. The number of the first test cask, which was used, is 46. The origin of the name. Master distiller Kevin Smith and casks producer Brad Boswell experimented together with cask maturation. The Whiskey finishes in casks with charred staves made out of French oak and therefore has a unique taste.

Maker's Mark 46 is produced with a new maturation process. The number of the first test cask, which was used, is 46. The origin of the name. Master distiller Kevin Smith and casks producer Brad Boswell experimented together with cask maturation. The Whiskey finishes in casks with charred staves made out of French oak and therefore has a unique taste.

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7992
Maker's Mark
USA, Kentucky
Bourbon
47%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Caramel:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Honey:
Malt:
Wheat:
Berries:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Leather:
Sherry:
Apple:
Chili:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Nuts:
Oil:
Orange:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Caramel:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Honey:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Cinnamon:
Mint:
Herbs:
Herb:
Apple:
Berries:
Cherry:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Sherry:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Zitrus:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Nuts:
Oil:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Sherry:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Leather:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Wheat:

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28. Jul 2015
Nosing:
Pleasant aroma, harmonies, sweet, toasted oak, caramel, vanilla
Taste:
Spicy, dryness, oak
Finish:
Medium
16. Aug 2020
Nosing: Vanilla Caramel Cherry
Vanilla and caramel, a sort of creme brulee nose, brown sugar. There is some glacee cherry fruit in it, but also a touch of acetone if you really dig into it.

Taste: Oak Clove Cinnamon Sweet
Sweet and intense arrival. Lots of oak and spiciness going on. Savoury sugar notes like dark treacle or muscovado sugar. Cinnamon and a touch of clove.

Finish: Caramel Oak Spices
Medium length at best. A good continuation of the palate. Residual dark caramel flavours. For all the oak influence it isn't as dry as I would expect.

Comment:
This is what I would characterize as a well made middle of the road bourbon. It's very sweet up front with the sugar notes, but the heavy oak influence keeps it under control. The finish isn't super long which I'd count as a weakness. Otherwise however, it's very good stuff, and well priced.

83/100
01. Apr 2017
Nosing: Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla Oak Oak Alcohol Caramel Sweet Chocolate Spices Spices Cinnamon Honey

Taste: Vanilla Chocolate Alcohol Alcohol Spices Spices Oak Oak Sweet Honey Pepper Pepper

Finish: Sweet Honey Dried Fruit Dried Fruit Oil Oil Chili Alcohol

Comment: very well done.
30. Jun 2021
Nosing: Toffee, creme-brulee, brown sugar, caramel, maple syrup, a little oakiness.

Taste: vanilla, icing sugar, maple syrup, mint, a little oakiness.

Finish: medium-long

Comment: A pleasant bourbon, no outstanding flavours but generally very nice, very smooth at 47%ABV. 86/100
Nosing: Vanilla Sweet Fig Orange

Taste: Spices Medicinal Smoke Honey Ginger

Finish: Medium to long with lingering medicinal tones overtaking the spice.

Comment: Wonderful nose.
21. Dec 2016
Nosing: Caramel Cinnamon Chili Sweet Dried Fruit Oak Cinnamon

Taste: Caramel Sweet

Finish: Cinnamon Oak Caramel Sweet Dried Fruit Chili

Comment:
28. Oct 2014
Aroma: Sweet & sour starting nose. Honey, vanilla, orange rind & a rich caramel nose. Almost has a savory characteristic. Some oak and spice notes like nutmeg & hint of cinnamon round it out. The alcohol plays tricks towards the end with almost a minty eucalyptus presence at the end.

Taste: Some red fruit, caramel & maple sweetness, lots of oak, spice & dry bitter woodiness. There is a sour note & a youthful spiritiness that gives it a juicy mouth feel but definitely not balanced. The oak and wood flavors just overpower the mild mannered spirit

Finish: Leaves a lingering of maple syrup, vanilla spice and woody oak spice on the palate. Description is actually better than what it actually is.

Comment: 81/100 - The nose is the best part. The spirit resembles more of a rye character than a wheated bourbon in flavor but again not very balanced. This needs more age to round out the rough edges.
27. Jul 2019
Nosing: Sweet vanilla, caramel, honey, slight oak and spiciness

Taste: Vanilla, caramel, toffee with spice

Finish:

Comment:
Sweet Caramel Honey Vanilla :
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30. Jan 2018