VIDEO: Maker’s Mark House Style with Bill Samuels Jr.

This virtual tasting features two examples of Maker’s Mark’s iconic house-style of red winter wheat whiskey: the long-standing flagship bourbon and its newest, and more limited, high-proof counterpart. With special guest, Bill Samuels Jr., founding family member of Maker’s Mark.

Maker’s Mark Original

First released in 1958, this premium bourbon was (and is) truly one-of-a-kind. Flavored with red winter wheat (as opposed to the more typical rye), it is sweet yet balanced with notes of caramel, vanilla, and fruit.

Maker’s Mark 101

Once a distillery-only gift shop exclusive that is now widely-available, this is signature Maker’s Mark, just at a higher proof, which creates a richer and more intense flavor and mouthfeel.

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