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Makers 46


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Recently I got a couple bottles of Maker's 46 the new bourbon from Makers Mark. Slightly higher proof, 47 vs 45, a bit darker color and a bit richer but you don't taste the higher alcohol. A little more bold but quite smoothe. I enjoy Makers Mark to begin with but I enjoy the 46 even more.

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I got a chance a year or two ago to sample, side by side, an over-aged sample and the white dog along with 'normal' Makers Mark. I am, at most, an infrequent consumer of the stuff but I find it a perfectly fine product. The sampling was quite instructive as to why the distillers and blenders choose the age they do; the bottled stuff was more interesting than that with the extra age, which I found too woody. My first impression on tasting the 46 is that it was probably essentially the exact same thing I had tasted as an "over-aged" sample. It's certainly good, but I wish the proof were higher still, to balance out the woodiness. Mostly though, I wish it weren't 50-60% more expensive than the original. Every new spirit being priced in the "super premium" price bracket is getting tiresome.

Andy Arrington

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