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Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-30 12:56 pm   Permalink

AdOrAdam, Makers Mark is made, owned & sold by Jim Beam distillery
as one of their craft whiskeys, just as is Knob Creek (one of my favorites)
make no mistake though, these are top shelf spirits.


 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2014-07-30 3:50 pm   Permalink

@ Atomic Punk Tiki: I did know that (somewhere in the back of my mind) I just forgot

 
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djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-30 4:24 pm   Permalink

I wouldn't call Maker's Mark "craft."
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Jay4
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Posted: 2014-07-30 6:37 pm   Permalink

in terms of the makers mark/jim beam argument.i dont think it matters anyway because they got bought out by a japanese company so they wouldnt be american anyway(not that i want to start an argument about it,ive always perfered Wild turkey anyway)



oh and makers mark has always seemed one of those lower quality alcohols that sells because of a gimmick(like the whole wax thing they got) or celebrity endorsement(like p diddy and ciroc)


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djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-30 7:34 pm   Permalink

Wild Turkey is owned by the Italians. Jim Beam and Four Roses are owned by the Japanese.

But really..... who cares?
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-07-30 7:40 pm   Permalink

Maker's Mark was always damn fine bourbon for those of us drankin' a drank at tailgates, and sneaking whiskey into football stadiums.

damn fine, and a cut above regular jimmy beam and wild turkey...


 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2014-07-30 7:41 pm   Permalink

I can't drink that Wild Turkey stuff. I do like Makers Mark though. I can drink that with an ice cube any day. I usually buy Bulleit when I do buy whiskey.

 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-30 7:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-30 19:34, djmont wrote:
Wild Turkey is owned by the Italians. Jim Beam and Four Roses are owned by the Japanese.

But really..... who cares?




The KKK?


 
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djmont
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Posted: 2014-07-30 7:44 pm   Permalink

As a wheated bourbon, Maker's Mark won't be to everyone's taste. It's mellower and sweeter than a high-rye whiskey like Four Roses or Bulleit -- or even a traditional mash bill like Wild Turkey or Elijah Craig. But it's damn fine whiskey; one of the best examples of distilling prowess.

(And as far as wheated bourbon goes, Weller and Van Winkle are both wheated, so it's not like it's a style of bourbon that's out of fashion.)

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-30 8:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-30 18:37, Jay4 wrote:
in terms of the makers mark/jim beam argument.i dont think it matters anyway because they got bought out by a japanese company so they wouldnt be american anyway(not that i want to start an argument about it,ive always perfered Wild turkey anyway)

oh and makers mark has always seemed one of those lower quality alcohols that sells because of a gimmick(like the whole wax thing they got) or celebrity endorsement(like p diddy and ciroc)





Well I did post that a while back, (just who bought Jim Beam) but I am on board with the rest of you
Makers Mark is a fine "mid shelf" or mid range Bourbon, and much better then Jim Beam or other mass produced whiskies
like Wild Turkey.

It is not my favorite but mixes well in a fine cocktail, The funny thing is I prefer Knob Creek which is also made by Jim Beam distilleries.



 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2015-04-04 12:49 am   Permalink

Hi all

I wasn't sure where to post this but figured here was as good a place as any!

I had been enjoying some Rittenhouse 100 for a while, I'd been drinking it mainly neat or in Sazeracs but recently had tried out the Remember The Maine & Cocktail a la Louisiane (often drank by TCs own thePorpoise) - both damn tasty absinthe & whiskey drinks with vermouth & a sweetening liqour.

I had this labelled bottle:


I ran out so ordered a new bottle, I got this labelled one:


For those who've had both labelled bottles, is it me or is there quite a bit of variation between the 2 bottlings? Sufficiently so that I might go back to the website I ordered it from (
Master Of Malt)

I'm thinking the colour is lighter in the second bottling (not a problem) but the flavour is also less intense (more of a question mark). The popularity of rye being high I figured that stocks that made the product would be different & so expected some variation but also I expected a closer consistency.

My old bottle I'd been chipping away at for about 2 years so if anything I'd expected the newer bottle to have more pep.

A quick google doesn't flag up any info but the States being the home of rye n all I wondered if y'all had heard a word on the street...?
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