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.

More From Video

Let’s Have a Toast

This virtual tasting features two examples of how toasted and charred oak barrels can affect the flavor profile of American whiskey. With special guest Adam Harris, senior ambassador, American whiskey at Beam Suntory.

For videos with closed captions, please see the Whisky Advocate video page on YouTube.