Guitar_mann says on November 19, 2019
Full disclosure, I like Maker's. However, this special release is a puzzle. It is very ethonol and vanilla forward on the nose. It is even heavier on the pallet with vanilla and a strong ethonol aftertaste. There are some lightly smoky notes but not what I was expecting given the idea and science behind the release. The flavor is just not balanced in my opinion. There are good notes in the pour, I just don't think they are working harmoniously together.
This is another great Greensboro Buyers Club selection. I knew what I was tasting, but I am certain if this were a blind taste, I would not have guessed Maker's. After a splash, it had some of the trademark wheater' aftertaste. With the heavy ethenol and the wheat finish, I would have guessed Rebel Yell 100. My favorite of the Maker's is definitely the 46. At $36-39 it's a great value with few flaws. RC6 has more going on than basic Maker's, but at $60 to $65 in NC...??? I can't suggest it. IMO, it lacks the premium extras one might expect for $60-70.