Saturday, July 30, 2011

Maker's Mark

Finally cracked open that bottle of Maker's Mark.
Nose: buttered corn with a hint of candy; yellow cake.
Heavy up front, in the mouth it's like a butterscotch candy, sticking to the taste buds, with a peppery finish. A hint of oak wood and not much else in the back but burn.
Similar in character to Rebel Yell, but smoother and more refined.

Maker's Mark tips the scale at 90 proof. Not as high as some but stronger than most offerings.
Trader Joe's price: about $24. For less than half that, you can get Rebel Yell for $10. Sure, Rebel Yell isn't as smooth or impressively marketed, but it's still got the coolest name around.

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