A red winter wheat bourbon batched for a higher proof, Maker’s Mark 101 is bottled in 750ml bottles at 50.5% abv (as the name suggests). The brand’s key expression, Maker’s Mark 101 represents Maker’s Mark’s signature bourbon bottled at a higher proof for a bolder taste. Bill Jr., son of founder Bill Samuels, Sr., describes proof as an avenue for flavor, and Maker’s Mark 101 boasts the strong flavors of a cask strength while retaining the smoothness of signature Maker’s Mark.
Maker’s Mark 101 Whiskey Tasting Notes:
Nose: Deep, rich oak char overlaying a bed of sweet corn and lightly wheated bourbon.
Taste: Intensely compact, yet balanced and flavorful. The barrel terpines come through loud and clear, coating the distillate in a southern country charm. Sweetness and and a friendly conviviality enliven the palate.
Finish: Long and with a toasty, baked good finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Maker's Mark 101?
Maker's Mark 101 is a higher proof version of the classic Maker's Mark Bourbon. It's known for its stronger, richer flavor profile due to the higher alcohol content.
How does Maker's Mark 101 differ from regular Maker's Mark Bourbon?
Maker's Mark 101 offers a higher proof, typically around 101 proof (50.5% ABV), compared to the standard Maker's Mark, which is bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV). This higher proof provides a more intense and robust bourbon experience.
What are some recommended ways to enjoy Maker's Mark 101?
Maker's Mark 101 can be enjoyed in various ways, including neat, on the rocks, or in classic bourbon cocktails like the Old Fashioned or the Manhattan. The choice depends on your personal preference, as this bourbon is versatile and can complement a variety of drinking experiences.
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