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    Makers Mark Black Seal


    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?

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonGuy View Post
    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.

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    There is a review of MM Black on Bourbon Enthusiast.
    (link sent via PM)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva
    It won't be any cheaper than it is today.
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    Someone will pay it. Someone always pays it.

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    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?
    Last edited by Lazer; 04-26-2012 at 07:12.

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    Yes, they do have it. I saw it there in November, and it's still on the menu. Not surprising, since it's priced at $100 per ounce.

    At least you're not too far from Brooklyn.
    trying to walk a straight line,
    on sour mash and cheap wine

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    Other than using black wax...whats the difference from regular MM?
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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    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.

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    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

    Thank you!

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    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.
    Publisher and Editor of Whisky Advocate magazine.

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    Re: Makers Mark Black Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    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.

 

 

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