bourbonv wrote:I don't think that they think there is no market in the United States for the specialty bottlings of Maker's Mark, Instead i think it has more to do with profit margins. They charge a lot more for their product overseas than in the U.S. and the specialty bottings reflect that price.
Thus, with respect to a comparative exercise like this, I guess while we can draw inferences in favor of the older product, as I did recently regarding Beam White of 1980 and Beam White of today for example, how do we really know the older product tasted like it does now when first released?
I don't think so because those bottles tasted the way I remember Maker's tasting in those days. If they changed any at all it was probably a little oxidation. As a whole, they were great whiskeys. I am on the lookout for more. I know Howie really wants me to find another gold wax 101 proof Maker's. If I find one, I will have to open it with him. (I think he might even fly to Louisville just for the occasion, he liked it so much.)
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