Maker's Mark review part 604 April 2017
Drunk neat at room temperature or with ice: oh, no.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey smells amazing whether it’s newly-poured into my favourite glass, or it’s the remains evaporated overnight and sniffed during the tidy-up the following morning. (No, I’ve absolutely no idea why I did it the first time!)
But, after the initial welcome the taste becomes unpleasant to me. No Baz’s seal of approval here I’m afraid.
There’s a tad more to whiskey than a pleasant aroma, even my limited experience tells me that. The 2 preceding brands were pleasant, unchallenging. This, if it’s an American favourite, seems analogous to the way I feel about Hershey’s chocolate: it’s to-me-unfathomably popular, explainable away by a blind obedience to the cult of historic nationhood, but there’s no getting away from its’ smelling, as it does, of sick.