Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon Whisky
After the end of Prohibition the Samuels resume their distilling activities. In the mid 1950s, they start producing Maker’s Mark, the famous Bourbon with the signature red wax on the neck of the bottle. The distillery attributes its success to the 4 Ws, 4 elements essential to the production process: the pure water of the neighboring lake, wheat, the wood used for the casks and the red wax which makes the bottle easily recognizable.
Use of red winter wheat instead of rye produces a noticeably sweeter, less bitter, less harsh whisky. Pouring a rich golden amber color with an enticing nose of butterscotch and vanilla bean; the palate is smooth with delectable toffee and milk chocolate flavor followed by a lightly spiced finish.