Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky is distilled to the lowest proof of any US whiskey distillery and that's why this bourbon retains a rich flavour. Also replacing a rye with red winter wheat reduced the burning sensation. On the nose has intense and fruity aromas of spiced honey and mixed peels with little malmsey, oak and hazelnut. The palate is full and smooth with flavours of barley malt, rye, spices and a little nut oil, butterscotch and vanilla. Finish is quite sweet with notes of butterscotch and dry oak spice.