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Maker`s Mark Kentucky straight bourbon
Maker`s Mark is a type of bourbon produced in Kentucky, whose roots can be found in the late 18th century. The emergence of the brand is associated with Robert Samuels, who in 1783, started distilling whiskey for his personal needs. Later was founded distillery, which began commercial production of bourbon. In fact, this familiar distillate is presented relatively soon – in 1958, when the successor of the Samuels family – Bill Samuels, began producing Maker`s Mark in the purchased by him Burks Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky.
The 60’s and 70’s bring glorious times for the brand, as in 1974 the distillery is designated as a National Historic Landmark. It was later purchased by the Canadian company „Hiram Walker“, and later by Jim Beam. And after brief notes about the history of the distillery, to mention something about the beverage itself. Maybe most of you have paid attention to the square shape of the bottle and to the beautiful red wax covering the cap. The liquid contains 45% alcohol by volume /years ago there was an idea, the alcoholic strength to be reduced, but under public influence this idea was rejected/. There is no indication for age of the bourbon on its label, as data suggest that the whisky is 6 year old. The casks in the premises are rearranged, to get almost identical product and for the same time, ready to be bottled. Furthermore, in the mixture is not used rye, but wheat.
Aroma – woody note, drunken cherries, fermented cherries, pine, resin, spiciness, which reminded me of rye, peach liqueur, sweetness, vanilla, caramel and more fermented fruits. With water – caramelized sugar, a dose of citrus. Taste – ginger, woody, cherries, buttery. With water increased woody notes, cherries and more fruits. Finish – medium in length, fruity, I found cherries again, sweetness and buttery.