Maker's Mark Cask Strength, 56.6%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

This is what I wish the standard Maker's Mark would be: more mature, spicier, more complex, and with a richer finish. Caramel kissed with honey provides a base for marzipan, cotton candy, cinnamon, clove, and a balancing leather dryness on the finish.