Maker's Mark has forever been a brand that has been steadfast in their stance on the age and proof of their products. Ten years ago we saw the introduction of Maker's 46 which brought a new profile to the same beloved wheated bourbon Maker's is known for. Around six years ago we bourbon geeks gobbled up the Maker's Mark Cask Strength release. It seems that as time goes on Maker's Mark is offering more enthusiast based products, which is what I'm reviewing today. Enter Maker's Mark 101. Tasting Notes... Nose - Inviting and soft. There's a light layer of fruit in here, but it's not super pronounced as any one particular item from the fruit bowl. Vanilla is working nicely and I'm getting something of a sweet syrupy nose as well. It's enjoyable. Taste - Warm. This carries itself well. The mouthfeel is nice and the overall impression is a more bold bourbon than I was expecting. Caramel and sweet light fruits mix in here with a little hint of brown sugar. Finish - A medium finish that shows complexity. Kind of leaning toward a brighter flavor but there's a kiss of oak in there that's helping round it out.

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