Date of Review: Thu, 13 May 2010
Author: Dan Harris
Review: A very nice whiskey, although not one of my favourites, it is certainly up there as a good bourbon. A very warm taste with a hint of spicy, I found it quite bland like a strong scotch.
Date of Review: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Author: Philip Solo
Review: I last drank this in New Orleans in March 2004 which is way too long ago, at bars in the French Quarter and at the wedding of one of my best friends. Many memories. It's superb,and I will be now ordering some via this site to re- experience the taste. Oh that it were available more easily here in freezing UK this Winter to warm the soul and evoke memories of the unique atmosphere of New Orleans bars. Fabulous, smooth, compulsive and sophisticated,try it!
Date of Review: Wed, 20 May 2009
Author: Charles Winter
Review: Like many bourbons, Makers Mark is relatively unknown to European whisky lovers. Many purists stick to the e-less whiskies (Scotch), or expand their taste to include the Irish ones, but the US-ones: no way. Like many other bourbons, Makers Mark has a strong caramel-like to almost syrupy character, and may not appeal to palates accustomed to the more refined Scottish or Irish single malts. Yet, I tend to like it, though it can do with icy water.
Date of Review: Sat, 16 May 2009
Author: tony morrell
Review: I have to say i was disappointed with this one after Reading numerous people praising it i found it bland with a very short Finnish. I would recommend Elijah Craig 12yr old or buffalo trace at this price range maybe even wild turkey.
Date of Review: Fri, 10 Nov 2006
Author: Lynne Kitson
Review: We have just returned from NYC (our 3rd trip) and we met a fab guy (Chris)down at seaport who was with his work buddies in a bar. He introduced me to Makers Mark after I had sampled Knob Creek. The difference of the two whiskeys was incredible, Makers Mark was so smooth and mellow with a fabulous aftertaste. After 3 glasses I called it a day and purchased a 70cl bottle to take home, sadly it is not one of my husbands favourites. Since our return home I have found it in a bar in the UK and my husband has bought me a bottle to share with friends, what a great find.
Date of Review: Wed, 06 Sep 2006
Author: Nicola Lynch
Review: This is the sort of bourbon you don't want to share with a large group of friends because it's so good you know it will be gone minutes after you break the wax seal and before you even get a chance to leave the room to get yourself a glass. This is my boyfriend's favourite bourbon and I'm now converted! Perfect for stormy winter nights when it's too miserable to go out. Try with a traditional cola and plenty of ice, and limit your drinking buddies to 6 or less!
Date of Review: Thu, 20 Jul 2006
Review: I first tried this drink whilst on Holiday in Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, USA. It was advertised in the casino we were staying in. The packaging immediately caught my eye and from reading the description figured it would be along the same lines as Jack Daniels & Jim Beam Bourbon.
Since trying Makers Mark, I must admit that it is a much smoother bourbon and does not hold the bitter after taste as the others that I have tried. I would recommend this to anyone, and wish that it was sold more readily in the shops and bars in the UK.
Date of Review: Mon, 07 Nov 2005
Author: Sebastian Black
Review: I discovered this brand of bourbon last christmas after a recommendation from an American businessman i met on a train journey. For me its the perfect bourbon for an old fashioned cocktail - its sweet and fruity taste really complements the essential oils from a mashed piece of orange peel. Sweet but still smooth and at 45% a lovely winter warmer when served neat.
Date of Review: Thu, 18 Aug 2005
Author: Nicholas Mather
Review: I have been recommending this bourbon for 2 years, finding it to be quite unknown in European bars.
Beautiful sweet & spicy. Strong yet warm on the palate. Lingering fruit tannins balance the spice.
Old-style, Rollermill-cooked grain removes any hint of bitterness.
When used in quality cocktails, this versatile whisky really shines. Try a Maker's Manhattan... Sublime!