On the latest episode of Eat! Drink! Smoke!, Tony and Fingers reviewed Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength Bourbon.
On the nose:
It is almost an orange color. Not so much an amber in the glass. We start it neat. And that is a deliciously sweet, not big nose at all. There is a bit of a sweet cookie going on in there. A bit of caramel going on in there. A touch of cinnamon. That is a wonderful nose.
Fingers Says: There is a sweetness… is it vanilla? There is no alcohol/ethanol note that we talk about with some of the higher proof bourbon. That’s not there at all. Some cinnamon. This screams fall/winter bourbon.
Tony says: I can do this anytime of year.
On the palate and finish:
This is wonderful. First of all, you would never know this is 110 proof. There is a light sting on the tongue. There is a little bit of heat. The flavor profile — some cinnamon, definitely some oak and there is some there bit of sweetness that I can’t quite put my finger on. But I can tell you, it’s really good.
Oh wow. That is coating the tongue from beginning to end. No sting on the tongue. Slightest sting on the lips. There is no heat! No burn going down. There is no heat anywhere in the chest. Wow! That is a smooth, smooth, smooth bourbon. That cinnamon is right there for sure. But it’s got almost like a vanilla cream going on underneath it. It is coating the tongue.
To listen to the entire review, listen to episode 167 of Eat! Drink! Smoke! on your favorite podcast platform — or click here:
More info on Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength from Breaking Bourbon:
Distillery: Maker’s Mark
Release Date: 2021
Mashbill: 70% Corn, 16% Wheat, 14% Malted Barley
MSRP: $60 (2021)