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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.

  2. #42
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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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  4. #44
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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.

  5. #45
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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."
    The liver is evil. It must be punished...

  6. #46
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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    THAT is rich. What a terribly funny find.

  7. #47
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    Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    Now we know where MM gets their information.
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  8. #48
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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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