Wine Enthusiast Review, Rated 90-95, The base aroma is buttered corn-on-the-cob with aeration bringing additional scents of vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America's benchmark spirits. Full-flavored, yet remarkably easy to drink, Maker's Mark has a taste that took years to perfect. Then, they spent the next 50 years making sure that taste never changed.