Maker’s Mark uses only pure, iron-free limestone spring water, yellow corn and red wheat from specially selected small farm cooperatives, as well as naturally malted barley. Maker’s Mark distils its whisky twice - once in an all-copper column still, to produce what is called low wine, and once in a copper pot still to produce high wine. This added step removes impurities and produces a more refined sipping whisky.
More than 50 years ago, Kentucky distiller Bill Samuels, Sr., founder of Maker's Mark, set out to make a better tasting bourbon whisky. What he discovered was that if you used winter wheat in the mash instead of the traditional distiller's rye, your bourbon whisky was smoother and less bitter.The iconic bottle and wax defines the care that goes into making each bottle of this hand-crafted bourbon. Since the first bottle sold in 1958, each bottle is still hand-dipped with a red wax by people, not machines.
Nose Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
Palate Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences
Finish Smooth and subtle
1x 70cl bottle