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Here are a few pics from my visit to the distillery this weekend. We had a blast and I purchased 2 bottles to dip and had a blast doing it. Enjoy!!!
post #2 of 13
Looks like a good time. I think Maker's Mark is great at its price point.
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I hope you kissed the ground. Did you happen to meet my barrel by chance? By the way, I officially take back what I've said at the past two Rose Bowls against your school. You're ok in my book.
post #4 of 13
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I have a barrel there as well and they won't let you look for it or tell you where it is. There is no tasting there at the present time but they will have a new tasting lounge ready to go this fall.
post #5 of 13
I think Maker's is really at its best with Coke.

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I think Maker's is really at its best with Coke.


That Coke better be Diet Coke.
post #7 of 13
I frankly have never understood the appeal that maker's mark has, granted it is often the best bourbon pour that one often finds at a bar, but the price point is high for the quality. One could buy bulleit, which is a good pour , for the same price but one can get a decent bottle of weller which costs less, or even for a little more one can find bernheim, buffalo trace and even a 10 year old winkle. It could be the case that my taste in bourbon is bad, but honestly what makes maker's mark good for it's price?
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That Coke better be Diet Coke.

Of course! The aspartame makes it manly.
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but honestly what makes maker's mark good for it's price?

You buy a bottle of whiskey, you get a free candle.
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I frankly have never understood the appeal that maker's mark has, granted it is often the best bourbon pour that one often finds at a bar, but the price point is high for the quality. One could buy bulleit, which is a good pour , for the same price but one can get a decent bottle of weller which costs less, or even for a little more one can find bernheim, buffalo trace and even a 10 year old winkle. It could be the case that my taste in bourbon is bad, but honestly what makes maker's mark good for it's price?
The taste. Looking at your list you like straight-forward bourbons which is probably why you see the trademark sweetness of Maker's as a sign of inferiority. I love Bulleit, too, but I've grown to love all of my bourbon brethren. BTW, I've always found Bulleit to be several dollars cheaper than Makers, at least in CA.
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The taste.

Looking at your list you like straight-forward bourbons which is probably why you see the trademark sweetness of Maker's as a sign of inferiority. I love Bulleit, too, but I've grown to love all of my bourbon brethren.

BTW, I've always found Bulleit to be several dollars cheaper than Makers, at least in CA.

That's it. Maker's is a wheated bourbon, which generally lends itself to being sweeter than other bourbons. I find it to be very approachable and a good choice for a bourbon novice. I like a lot of the bourbons listed in the above posts, too. I've never tried Bulleit. Sounds like it would be worth it.
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BTW, I've always found Bulleit to be several dollars cheaper than Makers, at least in CA.

Where do you find it cheaper? I've been able to get Maker's in L.A. for as little as $18, but I can't find Bulleit for less than around $24 (granted, only two places around me carry it).

And +1 on the Maker's descriptions by Whodini and JBZ. It's the wheaty smoothness and sweetness.
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Where do you find it cheaper? I've been able to get Maker's in L.A. for as little as $18, but I can't find Bulleit for less than around $24 (granted, only two places around me carry it). And +1 on the Maker's descriptions by Whodini and JBZ. It's the wheaty smoothness and sweetness.
BevMo has Bulleit on sale every now and then for $18 (Reg price is 22.99.) I've found it at Albertson's for around the same price at times. I bought a few bottles while in LA in May and it felt like it was on sale everywhere (LA, Ontario, San Diego, etc). I didn't think I'd ever find something comparable to Knob but it's really just damn good albeit a bit different. I have to admit I don't really know the going rate for a regular bottle of Maker's. I always stock up on the 1.75L from Costco to bring back down with me.
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