Maker’s Mark Whisky Review

Who makes it? Beam Suntory

Kris found that it had a good bite straight from the bottle while Erik thought it was strong but still had a nice finish. After a couple of ice cubes it had a sweeter smell, a smell of caramel. It didn’t get much better for Kris while Erik enjoyed it a lot more with added ice and a little melt. Overall it was Kris’s least favorite so far while Erik didn’t put it at the top of his list, it wasn’t at the bottom either.

How much: It’ll cost you about 22$ a bottle.

What do you get in the bottle: The mash bill consists of red winter wheat(16%), along with corn(70%) and malted barley(14%).

A little history. Maker’s Mark began when Bill Samuels Sr., purchased the “Burks Distillery” in Loretto, Kentucky for $35,000 and in 1954 production began and in 1958 the distinctive red wax seal made it’s appearance and to this day every bottle is hand dipped.

Jameson Black Barrel Review

Who makes it? John Jameson and Son Irish Whiskey Company does in their Cork, Middleton distillery whick is southern Ireland.

Erik found it great from the get go while Kris thought it was a little harsher at first and enjoyed it more with a couple of ice cubes. Both of us enjoyed it better with a little ice melt, brought out the caramel flavor and more of a rich flavor than Bushmills

How much: It’ll cost you about 40$ a bottle.

What do you get in the bottle: The mash bill consits of barley, maize and pure Irish water and then aged in double charred barrels to reveal all the hidden flavors.

A little history. John Jameson and his son took ownership of the Bow Street distillery in 1780, formally established in 1810. Jameson is the largest producer of whiskey in Ireland.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Review

Who makes it? The Bushmills Old Distillery Company that is located in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Surprisingly smooth neat, with a little ice it smoothed it out even further. At about 22 bucks a bottle it well worth your hard earned dollars.

It is a triple-distilled malt whiskey with light Irish grain aged at least 5 years in American bourbon and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks.

A little history, in 1608 a license was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips (an Irish adventurer) by King James I to distil whiskey. In 1890, a steamship owned and operated by the distillery, SS Bushmills, made its maiden voyage across the Atlantic to deliver Bushmills to America.


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