Vital wrote:I really think Maker's Mark i have is somehow "off"
I tried Jim's Devil's Cut as well as Hudson Baby Boubon yesterday and both of them had pretty easy burn... actually Devil'sCut was as smooth as i ever wanted.
That on top of what i already tried makes me believe MM is somehow defected/out of bad barrel... at least that's the only explanation that makes sense to me.
while i'm at it - when drinking 2 diffrent brand of whiskey within an hour or so in between - do i still get the same "taste" from the second one as i would if i were to never have the first kind?
I find that the second bourbon you drink can have a slightly different taste depending on the first bourbon. What you had to eat that day can also effect the taste of the bourbon. Enjoy the Journey!
BTW, if Devils cut isnt too harsh for you I definitely think you have an "off" bottle of MM. Devils cut has alot of wood tannin in it which makes it considerably harsher than MM. Also, be sure to try Makers 46, I think that is a superb bourbon and I think you will enjoy it.