Look, I got really ticked at Chuck one time here about something that had nothing to do with bourbon, and I know some have many times, but the guy is a huge source of knowledge and a fantastic writer, a real treasure to this community. He used to link to sample reviews from Bourbon Country Reader but they are a little harder to find now, but here is my favorite..for MM:

http://home.ix.netcom.com/~mbky/articles/makers.html

I am working out of town and am enjoying a half-pint of Makers and even though it's 9 years since that review, his review nails it perfectly. A testament to Samuels and Co. and to Chuck's descriptive abilities.

So for all but the hopeless MM haters, have a shot or two and compare your thoughts to Chuck's..