Originally Posted by jaymo
Maker's Mark is one of the few "decent" whiskeys I've had that I just cannot drink. It comes off harsh and just unappealing compared to most. I realize I'm probably in a very small minority on this one. Still, give my Irish whiskey or something like Knob Creek over MM any day!
I do like scotch and can see the appeal of adding more smoke flavor, but I guess my inclination would be to reach for a bottle of something smokier to begin with. Seems like they are really trying to capitalize on the novelty/gimmick here.
We know good bourbon in KY. While i like Makers you might want to try Russels Reserve by Wild Turkey 10 year aged. I think if I wanted to add a smoke flavor I would try smoking my KY limestone springwater and freezing it into small ice cubes and pour my bourbon over that.