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Comments on spun_cookie`s review of Makers Mark Gold Wax

Unread postby forumadmin » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:33 pm

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Unread postby BulleitBob » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:33 pm

I had a 101 proof MM in the 70s - at the time, I think is was a green wax bottle. The Red was 80, the Gold was 86 with a custom label, but neither was as smooth as the 101 proof that I recall. Does anyone else remember the 70s?
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Re: Comments on spun_cookie`s review of Makers Mark Gold Wax

Unread postby Dump Bucket » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:08 am

I remeber the 70s... just not the booze :wink:
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Re: Comments on spun_cookie`s review of Makers Mark Gold Wax

Unread postby BuffaloBill » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:35 am

I think they drank some good bourbon at the Watergate offices... perhaps a little too much? What America needs is another John Wayne movie! BB
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Unread postby gillmang » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:42 am

This is very reminiscent of how I recall the regular brand (red wax) from the 1980's and earlier. The current MM is certainly worthy (improved I find over the last few years) but not as rich as, and without the wine-like note noted by Emerald in, its ancestor of 30 years ago. Still, there are some similaritries. One is the pine nuts noted, it still characterises the brand. Today I get whispers of honey, wheat, pine nuts and butterscotch in the brand, it's a good dram.

It's a rare event to be able able to taste older Maker's Mark, I've only had one chance, courtesy Professor Veach, and it was superb, much like Emerald described.

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