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.