November’s Whiskey of the Month: Maker’s Mark

Maker's Mark

Our Whiskey of the Month for November is Maker’s Mark.  It’s hard to believe we haven’t featured Maker’s Mark until now, because it was our (Paul’s and Mark’s) go-to house whiskey for a long time! This was also our favorite bourbon to make a Manhattan with for a very long time. Just some Maker’s, a bit of sweet vermouth, mix over ice, add a couple nice Luxardo Maraschino cherries, and you’re good to go.

We know you like it too — it’s one of the most popular entries on our Bourbon Society sign-up cards for “Favorite Bourbon/Whiskey”. (Bulleit and Four Roses have been very popular recently, too.)

Maker’s Mark is made from corn (of course), barley, red winter wheat — and no rye. It’s the winter wheat that gives this classic its flavor. I always think of it as being a sweet bourbon.

Maker’s Mark is on the Bourbon Society passport, so come in for your complimentary taste, and get a stamp in your passport! It’ll warm you up on a cold early-winter evening.