Maker's Mark Distillery
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THL: What is it?
The people behind Maker’s Mark have a new trick up their sleeves. By adding seared French oak to the aging bourbon, the makers of Mark add new layers of spice and oak to their Maker's 46 bourbon.
THL: Why should you try it?
While many associate Maker's Mark with mass-produced, ubiquitous whiskey, Maker's 46 is a smaller batch craft product that will have you re-thinking the brand after your first sip.
THL: Who makes it?
Maker's Mark was started in 1954 by T. William Samuels Sr. It was originally known as Burks Distillery. The company is now owned by Beam.
THL: What does it taste like?
seared oak, butter cream
THL: How should you drink it?
Maker's 46 is rich and creamy, so give it a try in an Old Fashioned, the real way. Don't waste time with oranges and cherries. Just muddle a good-sized lump of demarera sugar with a few dashes of bitters (I use Angostura and Peychaud's) with a lemon peel. Add one good ice cube and 2-1/2 ounces of Maker's 46, and stir until the sugar is dissolved fairly well. Top your tumbler off with rocks, and stir away. Garnish with another fresh lemon peel, and enjoy. And you will.