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    Makers 46 thoughts

    I stopped in at my local binny's with a friend to pick up the KCSB. Anyways, they had the Makers mark 46 available for tasting. I'm not much a fan of regular MM- its bland and doesn't really do much for me. But I tried this and was really blown away by the amoung of flavor and spice the oak staves added to it.

    While I don't think it's really worthy of the $35 price range, it would be a great competitor with WT/BT/Weller in the 25$ price range.

    I also tried the EWSB 2001 and did not think much of it (although the 2000 was very good).

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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    I have never been a MM fan but the 46 is not bad... as you suggest the price point takes it out of my rotation... If it was $25 it would be there..
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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    I can take or leave the regular MM... usually leave. I bought a bottle of 46 the other day and I really like it. This might sound crazy, but I swear I detect a little Macallan 12 in there. I will definitely buy this again. It might be a bit high priced, but the regular MM is over priced for what it is, IMO. I like the 46 MUCH better than the regular MM offering.

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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    I wonder if part of the reason they priced it so far off from the regular MM is just to make sure it doesn't eat up the sales of their regular MM- its priced right at around 25$, so I wonder if they just wanted to price it far away from their regular product.

    I would think that adding the oak staves to a barrel that will yield around 200 bottles wouldn't require a 10$ increase per bottle.

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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    I've tried MM 46 a number of times since the initial hype of the roll-out. My reaction is still the same: interestingly but there are better alternatives for the price.

    Now, a 10 yo MM (at barrel-proof, thank you) would be something else....
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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    I have never been a MM fan but the 46 is not bad... as you suggest the price point takes it out of my rotation... If it was $25 it would be there..
    I agree with Cigarnv.
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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    Buying (and replacing) whenever I can find at $30 or less...
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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    I don't drink a lot of MM (occasional pour)but I always have some for guests that like it (come on down, Dale). I keep 46 for the same reason, only I drink a lot more of that.
    There's no such thing as bad whiskey, there's only over priced whiskey.

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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    I'm seeing it in bars, including bars that have a limited bourbon selection, in which case it's a nice choice to have. Of course, Chicago is weird because Beam is based here. Every bar in town, it seems, has Baker's for example.

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    Re: Makers 46 thoughts

    The general consensus on SB seems to be that while MM is boring, people seem to love 46. I would submit that 46 is okay, but it shows so well simply because MM is so damn dull.

 

 

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