Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey makes for a strong whiskey encompassing vanilla and nut flavors. It changed the way we think of bourbon, all because one man changed how he felt about making it. Bill Samuels, Sr., simply wanted a whiskey he would enjoy drinking. Never bitter or sharp, Maker's Mark Bourbon is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that's easy to drink. To ensure consistency, they rotate every barrel by hand and age their bourbon to taste, not time. Each bottle of Maker's Mark is still hand-dipped in their signature red wax at their distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, just like Bill, Sr., would have wanted. Woody oak, caramel, vanilla, and wheat prevail in the nose with a smooth and subtle finish. Enjoy!