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    The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Yep, I'm one of the people that doesn't care about Maker's Mark and whether it's 101, 90, 84, or out of business. So here's an oasis away from the crying, celebrating, press releases, arguing, tom-foolery (Not the distillery- those guys rock!), and any other adjective I could think of.....

    Post your "Why I don't drink Maker's Mark or care about what's going on" story here:

    Mine?
    I don't care for "wheated" bourbons. I can appreciate the flavor profile and I can understand the craftsmanship and skill that go into brands like Van Winkle or Maker's Mark, but I just don't care for the sweetness and simpleness they impart. I'm a "rye guy" and I like brashness and spice in my whiskey and "wheated' bourbons do not deliver for my palate.

    Or, if you don't care to "hate" on poor Maker's Mark, post up your favorite bourbon or rye- anything to get our minds off the media firestorm this has created!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Well, I have had a bottle or two of MM in my day, but I really don't care for the wheat profile either. Not that I think MM is a bad pour, I just prefer rye over wheat. I don't care for wheat beer, either, so................

    I still can't shake the feeling that MM pulled a fast one with this.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    I don't really care either - rye just tastes better.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    I feel precisely the same about Makers as I do about other wheat recipe whiskies, which is to say neutral. I like rye recipe Bourbons and that's not gonna change. To me a wheat recipe Bourbon is like a good gumbo where the cook forgot to add the hot sauce.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    I don't really care either - rye just tastes better.
    ...and it's the more traditional of the two styles.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I feel precisely the same about Makers as I do about other wheat recipe whiskies, which is to say neutral. I like rye recipe Bourbons and that's not gonna change. To me a wheat recipe Bourbon is like a good gumbo where the cook forgot to add the hot sauce.
    Squire - I'm thinking you could go back and do a book on some of your sayings. The gumbo analogy is a classic! .. a keeper. You are kind enough to call it a 'good' gumbo!
    Jon

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    The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    This is turning into a wheater stomp
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    I love a good wheater but MM ain't one.
    At 6 summers in the wood it is way to young regardless if it's 90 or 84 proof.
    ovh

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    This is turning into a wheater stomp
    if they aren't watering 'em down (MM), they are jacking up the prices (PVW) or removing the age statement (OWA) - they could all be named Larceny.

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    The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Sadly, a trend not wholly exclusive to wheaters :-(
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

 

 

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