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BourbonGuy
04-26-2012, 06:03
A cousin of mine sent me the email below. Any feedback would be appreciated:

Hi cuz. I recently learned that a neighbor of mine hails from Kentucky and, like any true native of that state, is a fan of Bourbon. Brian tasted the Makers Mark Black Seal at his cousin's house (what is it about cousins and Bourbon?) some years ago, but hasn't been able to find it for sale. He thinks it was sold in limited edition to the Japanese market at one time. Have you ever heard of it and do any of your sources have access?

Ejmharris
04-26-2012, 07:08
A cousin of mine sent me the email below. Any feedback would be appreciated:

Hi cuz. I recently learned that a neighbor of mine hails from Kentucky and, like any true native of that state, is a fan of Bourbon. Brian tasted the Makers Mark Black Seal at his cousin's house (what is it about cousins and Bourbon?) some years ago, but hasn't been able to find it for sale. He thinks it was sold in limited edition to the Japanese market at one time. Have you ever heard of it and do any of your sources have access?


Looks like it is an international only release. I found it available on a couple of German web sites.

silverfish
04-26-2012, 07:09
There is a review of MM Black on Bourbon Enthusiast.
(link sent via PM)

Lazer
04-26-2012, 07:57
you're in luck. There's a restaurant in Brooklyn called Char no. 4 they might have a bottle. give them a call. It's not gonna be cheap. http://charno4.com/ Being a restaurant, they probably don't sell it by the bottle. Maybe you could ask for it to go?

Smithford
04-26-2012, 08:45
Yes, they do have it. I saw it there in November, and it's still on the menu (http://charno4.com/menu/wine-and-whiskey/). Not surprising, since it's priced at $100 per ounce.

At least you're not too far from Brooklyn.

Bmac
04-26-2012, 11:27
Other than using black wax...whats the difference from regular MM?

WhiskyToWhiskey
04-26-2012, 11:50
you're in luck. There's a restaurant in Brooklyn called Char no. 4 they might have a bottle. give them a call. It's not gonna be cheap. http://charno4.com/ Being a restaurant, they probably don't sell it by the bottle. Maybe you could ask for it to go?

Ask for it to go?! At that price it should come with an escort.

RocknRoll
04-26-2012, 11:53
Other than using black wax...whats the difference from regular MM?
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1170.aspx


Maker's Mark Black Label
75cl / 47.5%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A very rare, now-discontinued edition of Maker's Mark. Maker's
Black Label was bottled at a higher-than-normal 47.5% and was
originally only available in the Far East. Discontinued some years
ago and now extremely difficult to get hold of.

BourbonGuy
04-26-2012, 11:59
Other than using black wax...whats the difference from regular MM?


Great question. I was wondering the same thing until silverfish sent me this link:

http://www.bourbonenthusiast.com/forum/DBvd.php?id=89&task=displaybottling (http://www.bourbonenthusiast.com/forum/DBvd.php?id=89&task=displaybottling)

Thank you!

JohnHansell
04-26-2012, 12:04
The whiskey inside is also older than the standard MM. It's a very nice bourbon and much better than 46 (IMHO). I'm still holding on to a bottle. It was available in Duty Free outlets.

Lazer
04-26-2012, 15:44
Ask for it to go?! At that price it should come with an escort.

Do you work for the secret service?:slappin:

luv2hunt
04-26-2012, 19:57
I can't find the threads, but back in the day there was discussion about how great a makers mark black was....but it was 103 proof and again, only available as an export.

StraightBoston
04-27-2012, 20:13
I'm a big fan -- that's a bottle right in the middle of my avatar! Everything you want to know about Makers black wax (except where to find it) is in this thread, especially this post (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=171857&postcount=168) by Dave Pickerell, who was master distiller when they made it.

Long gone, and I'm nursing my last bottle. It's auction fodder even overseas.