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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Doubtful. Makers wants to put out makers. Special editions are in special packaging only.

    With the shortage issue right now, I can't see that adding more variation to the product line is something they will do until they catch up.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by P&MLiquorsEric View Post
    Doubtful. Makers wants to put out makers. Special editions are in special packaging only.

    With the shortage issue right now, I can't see that adding more variation to the product line is something they will do until they catch up.
    FWIW, I agree with the majority here - especially due to the shortage issues as Eric states. MM is pretty entrenched in their way of doing things even when there was no shortage...and hard to argue with their success over the years.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Of course they have put out other editions in the past, Gold 101 proof domestically and the Black 8 year old 94 proof for export. I should think the current Makers 46 counts as a different expression as well.

    So, yes they can and yes they have but they seem to do best by staying with the core product.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Of course they have put out other editions in the past, Gold 101 proof domestically and the Black 8 year old 94 proof for export. I should think the current Makers 46 counts as a different expression as well.

    So, yes they can and yes they have but they seem to do best by staying with the core product.
    Maker's did one thing right. They took bourbon geeks who've been longing for the return of the old 101 proof expression, and made us all pretty damn glad we've got at least the 90 proof one.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    I give them credit - they picked their market and have stuck with it. Enthusiast bottlings are interesting to us and might help with brand awareness to the general market, but our market is very small and they, at least to this point, see no reason to deviate given the success of their current approach. However, I think the launch of Maker's 46 might at least hint at a questioning of this thinking, even if just a toe in the water kind of approach. So ... maybe ... some things more interesting to us could be coming down the road. Success breeds complacency and never lasts forever; you always have to challenge your assumptions to ride the wave of the market.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    The Makers fans I know don't want another expression.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    It's easy to say that Maker's introduced me to bourbon, but like many here, once you branch out you leave it alone. I poured a glass of Maker's neat this past weekend for the heck of it, and found it super thin and young tasting. I then poured a WellerSR and thanked these very boards as I sipped.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    The Makers fans I know don't want another expression.
    Correction squire. A little bit older MM bottled at 101 proof would do quite nicely.

    Cheers! Joe
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    The 101 was my choice back in the day but the Makers fans I know now are, well, like the JD fans I know if you get my drift.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Keep us posted on the developments with this SOB.

    While I think it's unlikely that they would do this, stranger things have happened.

    B
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