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Tag Archives: Mark

• Bourbon vs Whisky: Setting the Record Straight [Infographic]

Bourbon vs Whisky: Setting the Record Straight [Infographic]

Are you familiar with the differences between bourbon and whisky? It’s time to set the record straight—once and for all. All bourbon is whisky, but not all whisky is bourbon. All bourbon must be made in America and the grain mixture must be at least 51 percent corn. Bourbon must be stored in new, charred […]

• Michael Jackson ‘drank 6 bottles of wine a day in weeks leading to death’

Michael Jackson ‘drank 6 bottles of wine a day in weeks leading to death’

The godfather of Michael Jackson’s children has come forward to say that the King Of Pop drank six bottles of wine a day in the weeks leading up to his death. His friend Mark Lester has claimed that the troubled star, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, used to get him to smuggle […]

• When is a superaged spirit too old to drink?

When is a superaged spirit too old to drink?

The first time I tasted a superaged spirit—a rare 50-year-old Glenfiddich single malt scotch—I was taken aback. Not by the whiskey itself, but by the rapturous swooning of the whiskey geeks all around me at a tasting hosted by the whiskey brand. “It’s chewy,” one commented, smacking his lips for emphasis. “It’s kaleidoscopic,” another assessed. […]

• Can’t Find Maker’s Mark? Try These Five Bourbons

Can’t Find Maker’s Mark? Try These Five Bourbons

Maker’s Mark stunned many in the bourbon world recently by announcing it was reducing the proof of its bourbon from 90- to 84-proof. The bourbon was staying the same (the same mash bill aged the same number of years), except the ABV was dropping from 45% to 42%. But when the backlash was more than […]

• Well, That Was Fast. Maker’s Mark Switches Back to 90 Proof

Well, That Was Fast. Maker’s Mark Switches Back to 90 Proof

We’re the first to share with the whiskey community that Maker’s Mark has just decided to switch back to 90 proof effective immediately.  Maker’s Mark just has shared the news with BourbonBlog.com this morning. A little over a week ago, BourbonBlog.com was the first to bring you the news that Maker’s Mark was “permanently” changing […]

• Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV to satisfy demand

Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV to satisfy demand

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 […]

• Maker’s Mark bourbon wins right to dripping wax seal. As it should.

Maker’s Mark bourbon wins right to dripping wax seal. As it should.

A U.S. appeals court says a liquor bottle with a red dripping wax seal is the symbol of Maker’s Mark bourbon. An opinion released Wednesday by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says only the Kentucky-made bourbon can carry the distinctive bottle topper. The decision comes in an appeal by London-based Diageo North America […]

• Jim Beam maker buys Calico Jack & Pinnacle Vodka brands

Jim Beam maker buys Calico Jack & Pinnacle Vodka brands

As liquor sales boom, Beam Inc. is expanding its spirits empire, paying $605 million in cash to buy the Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack rum brands from White Rock Distilleries. Beam’s long list of products already include Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon, Courvoisier cognac, Canadian Club whiskey and Skinnygirl Cocktails (which saw a 388% […]

• L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

Have you been to a special event dinner at the Palm yet? You should. Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant General Manager & Wine Director, manages to make every moment totally fun. Food pairing dinners can be tedious and serious with detailed recitations of where the food came from, its DNA, the farmer’s name who grew it, the […]