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Thread: MM Proof Change

  1. #241
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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Fast as a Bedford Forest calvary attack, this was a done deal long before we heard about it.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Spreadsheet? Me? I still write with a fountain pen.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Everything on the shelf today in the local Total Wine was still 90 proof, in all three sizes.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Against all of my better nature I swung by to pick up 2 bottles, but at $29 I passed. I seem to remember this at <$25 very recently around here. Not a huge difference, but since I was talking myself into it to begin with, no go.

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    MM Proof Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Against all of my better nature I swung by to pick up 2 bottles, but at $29 I passed. I seem to remember this at <$25 very recently around here. Not a huge difference, but since I was talking myself into it to begin with, no go.
    I laughed at this. I've gone to the store to bunker a bottle or two of Maker's twice so far, and both times when it came down to taking one off the shelf, I ended up passing. It already costs too much, adding water just makes it worse.
    Jim

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Picked up a damn handle for $40. While paying I muttered, "can't believe this is a friggin' dusty." The clerk said, "huh." "Nevermind," I replied.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Quote Originally Posted by msk2718 View Post
    It's begun. I saw Maker's Lite 750s at a store in Chicago today. The 1.75s were still the 90 proof.
    "Maker's Lite". That's beautiful. *swipes*

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Astorwines.com has a 15% off American whiskey deal today which makes a 1.75 MM $42.50. It also results in lots of other good deals ($25 ER, $30 willet rye/HW DR), but it's a good price point for MM specifically.

    MM is the "top shelf" bourbon we had at my wedding (and the bourbon in my flask in my jacket pocket, and what i drank at the after party following the reception) and the idea of not having some in the closet to pull out at some random point in the future is starting to register with me. On one hand I haven't bought a bottle in years. On the other hand there's a damn good chance that I've had more fluid ounces of 90 proof Mark than any other bourbon in my lifetime. A pair of the big guys at a god price should put my mind at ease.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Here's a short, but good, piece on what MM has done to its brand.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerdoo...4/makers-mark/

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Well, last night they sold one more bottle than they would have, had the proof not changed. I paid $26 for a 750. I'm not a huge wheater fan, but thought I would kick myself down the road if I didn't pick up at least one bottle. In fact, I think it is the only bottle of Maker's I have ever purchased.

 

 

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