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  1. #41
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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    Tex, I still see the old paper label WSR all over the place. I can probably point you to a few stores if you want.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    I think Maker's quality took a nose dive these past couple of years. Initially, Maker's was sweet, fruity, juicy and creamy. Now when I get it, it is consistently astringent and loaded with ethanol.

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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    After tasting standard MM SBS with their white dog at the distillery, I came to the conclusion that they're bottling it too young. Too much of the white dog character remains in the finished product. It's not bad by any stretch but it could be so much better. 46 hints at what it could be.

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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    I haven't tried it in well over a year, but it was also my introduction to bourbon. It might be worth another visit now that OWA is getting tougher to find reliably.

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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    I was just on the MM website, and found this little tidbit in the FAQ section:

    What is my bottle worth?

    Part of the answer is this..."We invite you to visit StraightBourbon.com to find out what collector's may be paying for bottles similar to yours."
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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    THAT is rich. What a terribly funny find.

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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    Now we know where MM gets their information.
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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    I was at the liquor store yesterday and MM was $19. Larceny was around $24 and of course Weller 12 and OWA are all but gone. MM is looking a lot more attractive.

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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    Yes it is...but it is a far superior product to the Weller Special Reserve they are pushing at 5 years (at best) now. I think if you did a blind taste test of current (as of in the last 6 months) WSR and Makers, Makers would win 80-20..maybe 90-10. I think too many people are predisposed to dislike Makers because they are supposed to..
    Was just reviewing these comments as I finish off my first bottle of MMCS. And I couldn't agree more with Weller_tex...the current plain Maker's blows WSR (and OWA for that matter) out of the water. There is a certain bitterness and astringency that the current Wellers seem to have that I do not like at all. Last night I did a side-by-side of Weller 12 and regular Maker's. The weller 12 is certainly a more complex pour and it has the better nose, but the regular Maker's held its own on the palate. And Maker's 46 beats them both handily IMHO.

 

 

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