It's a sweet whiskey smelling of caramel and vanilla that lands on the front of your palate, soft and smooth, with a long, warm finish.

Is Maker's Mark a good whiskey?

Yes. The Maker's Mark is a great whiskey under $30 that offers spicy vanilla notes, caramel, and citrus and it's a great whiskey to drink it neat or combine it with cola. 

Is Maker's Mark top shelf? 

I enjoy Maker's Mark, giving the regular version a “Mid Shelf” rating and the Cask strength a “Top Shelf” rating. I consider Maker's Mark Cask strength to be one of best widely available wheated bourbons on the market. Pappy and Weller bourbons are just too difficult to find and drink regularly. 

Maker's Mark is a small-batch bourbon whiskey produced in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. It is bottled at 90 U.S. proof (45% alcohol by volume) and sold in squarish bottles sealed with red wax. 

Maker's Mark Cherry Lemonade Whisky Cocktail 

1 Part Maker's Mark® Bourbon. 

2 parts lemonade. 

1/2 part grenadine. 

Dash of cherry bitters. 

maraschino cherries and lemon slices, for garnish.  

Maker's Mark bourbon has earned solid marks at international Spirits ratings competitions. Its primary bourbon earned a gold medal at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirit Ratings Competition and a score of 90–95 from Wine Enthusiast in 2007.