This one changed the way we think of bourbon, all because one man changed the way he thought about making it. Bill Samuels, Sr., simply wanted a whisky he would enjoy drinking. Never bitter or sharp, Maker's Mark® is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that's easy to drink. To ensure consistency, we rotate every barrel by hand and age our bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker's® is still hand-dipped in our signature red wax at our distillery in Loretto, Ky., just like Bill, Sr., would have wanted.
The iron-free water from our limestone-filtered spring-fed lake is rich in calcium and magnesium. This helps the yeast flourish.
Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences
Smooth and subtle
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