Monday, June 20, 2022

Maker's Mark 101

The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel. 

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf
Maker's Mark on steroids 😀. A truly unique expression derived from an already amazing regular Makers Mark. 
Occasion- When you need a strong drink on a casual evening
SJ's Pro tip- Go for on the rocks to lessen the ABV and make it more enjoyable
Alternates- Jack Daniel's Single Barrel is higher proof and delivers a similar punch
Cocktail- A mean Manhattan
Food Pairing- Chicken Jhol Momo

Feel(Feeling after tasting)- Overwhelmed 😊 

The second segment(Technical details that are mostly available on a google search)
Details about the distillery in my previous blog Maker's Mark Distillery Tour
Maker's Mark 101 (named because it contains 101 proof or 50.5% ABV).  The product label says it all "Our signature red winter wheat bourbon whisky batched for a higher proof". What this means is their regular Maker's Mark is bottled at a higher proof which creates this magical aroma and imparts unbelievable flavors. This expression is simply superb. 

Vital Stats- Maker's Mark 101 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
Price- $34.99 for 750ml 
Age- NAS 
ABV- 50.5%
Region/Country- Kentucky, USA
Distillery- Maker's Mark Distillery Inc, Star Hill Farm, Loretto, Kentucky
Awards won- Several top awards including "Great value " San Francisco World Spirits Competition 

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark amber
Aroma- Heavy oak, vanilla, spices, chocolate
Flavor- Oh wow! robust oak, spices, vanilla. Beautiful!
Body- Full
Finish- Long, warm, lingering & spicy. 

I simply enjoyed this as it opened up a treasure trove of senses :-). I highly recommend it. Enjoy smartly. 
Cheers! 🥃🥃. 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead. 

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