Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
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. Whether or not it's to your taste, it's certainly distinctive.
What is Maker's Mark Cask strength?
Bottled at barrel proof and nonchill filtered, Maker's Mark® Cask Strength ranges from 108 to 114 proof depending on the barrels. Surprisingly smooth, this bourbon retains the signature, front-of-the-palate flavors of Maker's Mark® while amping up the notes of oak, caramel, vanilla and spice. A long time coming.
Is Maker's Mark Cask Strength hard to find?
Place on the Whiskey Shelf
With only a few wheated bourbons in the market, and many of them extremely difficult to find (e.g., Weller, Pappy, Parker's Heritage), and most mass-market competition coming from Larceny and Rebel Yell, Maker's Mark Cask Strength is an excellent buy, even at the $50-60 price point.
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. The distillery offers tours, and is part of the American Whiskey Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Maker’s Mark Boulevardier
1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
3/4 parts Campari® Liqueur
3/4 parts sweet vermouth
Orange peel for garnish
Add all ingredients to a cocktail mixing glass or other stirring vessel. Add ice. Stir for 30 seconds. Using a cocktail strainer, strain into a serving glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.
Bourbon category - 91 point score for Maker's Mark Cask Strength awarded by 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge competition.