Popularity of whiskey leads to cut in alcohol content for Maker's Mark

Feb 12, 2013 Full story: Knoxville News Sentinel 7

The producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is cutting - likely permanently - the amount of alcohol in each bottle to stretch every drop of the famous Kentucky whiskey.

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Lisa

United States

#1 Aug 26, 2013
Don't cut anything. It is smooth and taste great the way it is and for the price it is u would be cheated if they cut it down. Leave it alone!!!!!
mozilla

Austin, TX

#2 Aug 27, 2013
Again, Beam cutting the quality of their product because they don't have enough supplies.

This is getting to be a broken record from Beam. They constantly say they don't have enough....when they do nothing but expand their territory.
Well, stop trying to put a product in every market around the world...and you won't run out.
No one is forcing Beam to put Maker Mark in every country and airport around the world. And then say....sorry, we ran out. They are stealing from Peter to pay Paul. Which is totally uncool.

I will no longer support any Beam brand of bourbon. I am tired of them raising prices and cutting proof for no other reason than they want to have one bottle on every shelf in the world. But, don't care if their core customer has to drink a young, under proofed, and substantially higher priced version of what they drank a few years ago.
I refuse to believe their BS.

Beam brands: Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bakers, Bookers, Beam, Sunnybrook, Old Grand Dad, Old Overholt, Jacob's Well, Devil's Cut, Red Stag, and Basil Hayden's. Plus many more labels.

If you need a new brand of bourbon...that won't try to pull the wool over your eyes for profits sake....
Try these producers:

Four Roses
Heaven Hill
Wild Turkey

Heaven Hill makes a version of a wheated bourbon, which is what Makers Mark copied, called Old Fitzgerald. Old Fitz also has a 100 proof version...which is real tasty.
There are a handful of wheated bourbons...all of which stemmed from the Old Fitzgerald line.
They are: Makers Mark, Weller, Rebel Yell, Old Fitzgerald, and David Sherman. These bourbons all taste very similar except for their age and proof. Meaning, if you get the same proof and age in any of these labels...the bourbon will be quite similar. Not identical, but very similar.
REDRAGE

Louisville, KY

#3 Aug 31, 2013
mozilla wrote:
Again, Beam cutting the quality of their product because they don't have enough supplies.
This is getting to be a broken record from Beam. They constantly say they don't have enough....when they do nothing but expand their territory.
Well, stop trying to put a product in every market around the world...and you won't run out.
No one is forcing Beam to put Maker Mark in every country and airport around the world. And then say....sorry, we ran out. They are stealing from Peter to pay Paul. Which is totally uncool.
I will no longer support any Beam brand of bourbon. I am tired of them raising prices and cutting proof for no other reason than they want to have one bottle on every shelf in the world. But, don't care if their core customer has to drink a young, under proofed, and substantially higher priced version of what they drank a few years ago.
I refuse to believe their BS.
Beam brands: Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bakers, Bookers, Beam, Sunnybrook, Old Grand Dad, Old Overholt, Jacob's Well, Devil's Cut, Red Stag, and Basil Hayden's. Plus many more labels.
If you need a new brand of bourbon...that won't try to pull the wool over your eyes for profits sake....
Try these producers:
Four Roses
Heaven Hill
Wild Turkey
Heaven Hill makes a version of a wheated bourbon, which is what Makers Mark copied, called Old Fitzgerald. Old Fitz also has a 100 proof version...which is real tasty.
There are a handful of wheated bourbons...all of which stemmed from the Old Fitzgerald line.
They are: Makers Mark, Weller, Rebel Yell, Old Fitzgerald, and David Sherman. These bourbons all taste very similar except for their age and proof. Meaning, if you get the same proof and age in any of these labels...the bourbon will be quite similar. Not identical, but very similar.
Where do u get ur info beam Does not produce Makers Mark, now go pour you a glass of that sh!ty Tenn. Whiskey jaxk daniels....!!!
mozilla

Austin, TX

#4 Aug 31, 2013
April 21, 2005, Einstein!

Beam's parent company, Fortune brands bought Maker's Mark.

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories...

Now, who's the dumbass?
mozilla

Austin, TX

#6 Sep 9, 2013
Sorry, I did make a mistake on the list of wheated bourbons.

It's David Nicholson...not David Sherman. Mostly sold in Missouri.

My bad.
REDRAGE

Louisville, KY

#7 Sep 9, 2013
My bad never new Beam aquired in 2005,,,,,,,now whos the dumbaz$
mozilla

Austin, TX

#8 Sep 10, 2013
No problem.

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