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Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky*Packaging may vary

Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky

Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States




Product Details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
45%

Product Description

Maker's Mark started with bread, of course. Bill Samuels bought the Burks' Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, in 1953 and did the predictable – just not in a predictable way. He wanted to select the right mashbill for his new Bourbon. He took inspiration from the Old Fitzgerald and W. L. Weller recipes made by Pappy Van Winkle. He did not want to take the time to distill, age and taste each candidate, so he made a loaf of bread from each mix of grain. One had no rye in it. No rye? Samuels liked the loaf without the rye best so he ran with it. The winner contained the customary corn with malted barley and a large dose of red winter wheat. The product is in stark contrast to rye-heavy spirits like Bulleit or Knob Creek. The result is less spicy than the rye-influenced whiskeys. Bring a glass to your nose. You'll smell spiced honey, cut fruit and citrus peel. Have a sip. Barley malt, butterscotch and vanilla bean will gradually bloom on your tongue. Wait a moment. The finish is of medium length with gentle caramel and dry oak spice. This collection of flavors makes Maker's Mark very friendly with sweet vermouth. It makes a fine Manhattan with a cherry. Go light with the bitters. It's also a great choice with an Old Fashioned, particularly if you have dark purple Bing cherries to muddle. If you're feeling funky, ask yourself two questions. Does bourbon like peaches? Both are as southern as sassafras. Does peach like orange? Of course, or we'd have no Fuzzy Navel. Bring all three together. Add 1 1/2 ounces of Maker's with 3/4 of an ounce peach schnapps to an ounce of OJ. Shake that well and then serve it up or on the rocks. There's a navel with some extra fuzz. For your home bar (depending on your budget and the height of your top shelf) Maker's Mark makes a fine everyday house bourbon or a special occasion sipper to put next to your best bottles from Scotland, Ireland and Japan. Buy Maker’s Mark Whisky online at a great price on Drizly and have it delivered directly to your door or pick it up in store.

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  • Isaiah W.
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    Jan 16 2022
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    Whiskey was great, you can’t miss.

  • David M.
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    Jan 6 2022
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    Makers markis a classic sippable whiskey

  • Latoya
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    Jan 2 2022
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    Smooth nice price

  • Elissa W.
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    Dec 31 2021
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    Solid whiskey, tastes good

  • Necol B.
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    Dec 28 2021
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    Great price for size

  • Anthony
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    Dec 24 2021
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    Delicious and very inviting.

  • Megan C.
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    Dec 21 2021
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    A solid choice when wanting a good whiskey.

  • Elizabeth BrownDec 20 2021

    Love Makers Mark. And being an ambassador!! Thank you!!

  • Mary H.
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    Dec 18 2021
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    Love it

  • April
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    Dec 12 2021
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    I never got my bottle

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FAQs

Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.

About The Brand

Maker's Mark® Bourbon Whisky is the original handmade premium bourbon. Created by Bill Samuels, Sr. to be a bourbon that he would enjoy drinking himself, Maker's Mark® is smooth and approachable with an easy finish – a true contrast to hot, harsh whiskies that “blow your ears off," and a downright revolutionary idea at the time. Maker's Mark® Bourbon is made slowly in small batches, in our National Historic Landmark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. While it makes any cocktail better, a lot of folks still prefer it on its own, or over ice with a splash of water.



Try These Maker's Mark Recipes

Maker's Sour

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It's an old school favorite that never goes out of style - and for good reason. This bourbon sour recipe combines a fresh splash of lemon juice and simple syrup with smooth Maker's Mark Bourbon for a classic taste everyone will love.

Maker's & Ginger

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As delicious as it is effervescent, even the experienced mixologist will find this easy-to-make classic hard to pass up.

Maker's Mark Bourbon Spritz

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A bitter orange aperitif and a splash of Prosecco bring cosmopolitan sophistication to this patio-ready Maker's Mark spritz.

Maker's Mule 

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Sweet and crisp with just the right bite, this refreshing take on the Moscow Mule uses Maker's Mark for added depth. Perfect for those warmer days, but great any time of year.