Weve all been there…
On an elevator, in a club, wherever…someone walks by you, or stands next to you, and then it hits you.
The smell….this can either be a terrible moment (if they smell like a homeless person took a shit in a burning tire) or an incredible moment that youll never forget (like when that hot chick brushed her fingers through her hair and you felt realllly creepy for taking a whiff).
Maker’s Mark did that to me. The first time ive ever had it was in a dimly lit bar in Rhode Island. I pulled the glass slowly to my mouth and before wetting my lips, i took in the most lucious smells of butterscotch and oak. It just about knocked me on my ass, the way the smell of burnt marshmallows makes you feel 8 again.
See…its the quality of ingredients that enables Maker’s Mark to have such an amazing finish, smell (nose as the snobs will say) and texture. You may have heard this…”All bourbons are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are bourbons”. As a bourbon, Maker’s is made of ingredients ONLY indiginous to Bourbon County, KY. Primarily, bourbons (and whiskeys) are made of 70% corn, and the rest a malted grain like barley. The corn is what lends whiskeys its sweetness.
To me, Maker’s is one of the sweetest, smoothest bourbons ive ever had. To be a 90 proof bourbon (45% alcohol) and finish so smooth is a feat in itself.
Plus, for whatever reason, Maker’s Mark doesnt make me fucking psychotic in large doses like SOME whiskeys ill mention later.
I highly recommend this neat or with rocks, but under NO circumstances should you mix this with anything.
It would be like using rare truffle oil to doctor a Big Mac. Fuck that.
Maker’s is the perfect compliment to the end of a meal, a day at the office or punching a clown.
Hey, its your day… you deserve it.
My score – 93