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  1. #51
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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Sounds like a great time to try some Larceny?
    MOKD's wise statement bears repeating.


    FWIW, I like Maker's. I drink it frequently at home, and away. I always have it on my bar. I always will. The Larceny is similar in style to it, and IMHO, a deeper and better whiskey. If you are having a tough time getting MM, you'll be rewarded in trying Larceny in its place.
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  2. #52
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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    I've not noticed a MM shortage around Indiana. The grocery stores, drug stores, liquor stores all seem to have it. My impression of the shortage is; some retailers in some states can't always get as much as they want, when they want. For a consumer, I don't think there will be too much trouble finding some. It's not like the distillery has shut down. They're making more.

  3. #53

    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulO View Post
    I've not noticed a MM shortage around Indiana. The grocery stores, drug stores, liquor stores all seem to have it. My impression of the shortage is; some retailers in some states can't always get as much as they want, when they want. For a consumer, I don't think there will be too much trouble finding some. It's not like the distillery has shut down. They're making more.
    You need to look at it from a wider perspective. This forum gives early and mostly accurate knowledge on new products and trends in the bourbon biz. Makers will never disappear from shelves. One size is being rationed at this point. Not eliminated, rationed.

    Many bigger stores will have giant makers displays or "case stacks" full of all sizes. Every day a worker at that store takes bottles out of the boxes below to fill displays and shelves. It looks full to you but the supply in those boxes is going down.

    Makers is not shutting down production... But when you cannot fill all the orders and are the sole producer of a product, the business world refers to that as a shortage. There are varying degrees of a shortage.

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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    FWIW, I just spoke to my friend who works at a liquor store in Indy. He said they were told last week that the 1.75s are on allocation. He said they still have plenty for now but they may start receiving less than they order from here on out.

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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    Plenty of Maker's here in Philadelphia. None that I will buy though, shortage or not!

    Weller Special Reserve is easy available here.

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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    MOKD's wise statement bears repeating.


    FWIW, I like Maker's. I drink it frequently at home, and away. I always have it on my bar. I always will. The Larceny is similar in style to it, and IMHO, a deeper and better whiskey. If you are having a tough time getting MM, you'll be rewarded in trying Larceny in its place.
    Right on, Joe. I wasn't initially a fan of HH's wheated profile, but have come to love it. There's a chocolatey character that's completely different from the BT fruity wheat and just as good. I'm thinking the problem was me and that it took me a while to warm up to something that defied my expectations.
    For anyone lamenting an impending shortage of MM, there are other options that are just as good or better. Remain open to experimenting, and you will be richly rewarded!
    Last edited by mosugoji64; 06-17-2013 at 20:12.
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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    Quote Originally Posted by mosugoji64 View Post
    Right on, Joe. I wasn't initially a fan of HH's wheated profile, but have come to love it. There's a chocolaty character that's completely different from the BT fruity wheat and just as good. I'm thinking the problem was me and that it took me a while to warm up to something that defied my expectations.
    I like it too. I don't think it holds a candle to OWA or Weller 12, but it's still a good pour.

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    I like MM on my buttered pecan ice cream

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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    I know a lot of people are hammering Maker's Mark here, but how many other bourbons can you get for $20 where you know the honey barrels are going into that bottle? Certainly not Weller 12. In fact, Weller 12 is probably third in line after the WLW and Lot B barrels are selected. People are lamenting the demise of the mid-shelf bourbons not being as good as they used to be because of the super premiums taking some of the best barrels, but no one is giving Maker's any credit for not doing that. I'd love to see a Maker's 10/100 as much as everyone else, but for now, you are getting all the good stuff mixed in with their standard product. I still think Maker's at $20 is one of the best value bourbons out there.
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    Re: Appears the Maker's shortage is real...

    Quote Originally Posted by sob0728 View Post
    I know a lot of people are hammering Maker's Mark here, but how many other bourbons can you get for $20 where you know the honey barrels are going into that bottle? Certainly not Weller 12. In fact, Weller 12 is probably third in line after the WLW and Lot B barrels are selected.
    But the point many of us here are saying is even their best,just isn't that good.I and many others here would pick WSR over MM and definitely take OWA given they are sitting side by side on a shelf,and for less.I say the proof is in the bottle,YMMV.
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