How will Maker’s Mark Rinsing Bourbon Barrels Affect Other Products You Enjoy?

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CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY PODCAST After the news of Maker’s Mark’s plan to “rinse” barrels, a.k.a. extracting every last ounce of whiskey trapped inside the wood, BourbonBlog.com investigates how this decision could affect other products you enjoy from Scotch whiskey to beer. BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer interviews Compass Box Whisky U.S. Ambassador Robin Robinson about potential consequences on the spirit industry and… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Rinsing Barrels, will the flavor change?

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon tells BourbonBlog.com that they will be changing things up again at the distillery by “rinsing” their Bourbon barrels after they are dumped to fully extract all the Bourbon trapped inside and adding to bottles of their Bourbon By using Bourbon in the barrel that currently isn’t being used, they say this change… Read more »

Podcast interview with Rob Samuels and Bill Samuels, Jr about Maker’s Mark Reversing their Decision on ABV

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CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY PODCAST BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer interviews Rob Samuels COO and his father Bill Samuels, Jr. Chairman Emeritus in the podcast above about why they reversed their decision on Maker’s Mark  ABV / proof as they bring back Maker’s Mark Bourbon at the original 90 proof effective tomorrow. BourbonBlog.com asks them to reply… Read more »

New Maker’s Mark Bottle and label at 42%, 84 Proof

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  Here are photos of the new Maker’s Mark Bourbon with 42% ABV (84 proof) on the label and in the bottle. Tell us on this link how it makes YOU feel to see this new label? Also, listen to our podcast with Bill Samuels, Jr. from the May 2011 BourbonBlog.com archive (stream below or on this link)  Listen… Read more »

How do YOU Drink Maker’s Mark? Vote in our poll!

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[polldaddy poll=”6896320″] At BourbonBlog.com, we’re asking the survey question above how do YOU currently drink Maker’s Mark Bourbon? Please answer the question above by selecting your answering and push VOTE . Remember, this survey question is with regard to Maker’s Mark Bourbon specifically, not just any Bourbon. We’ll share results and more thoughts and updates on the… Read more »

Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV, proof reduction to help satisfy demand

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BREAKING NEWS: BourbonBlog.com ‘s Tom Fischer spoke today with Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer of Makers Mark Bourbon Distillery, by phone as Samuels confirms that Maker’s Mark is reducing the ABV of their Bourbon by 3% effective immediately from 45% ABV (90 proof)  to 42% ABV (84 proof). The reduction of proof will be permanent for this global brand and will… Read more »