Maker’s Mark Bourbon to be Watered Down

Those of you that like to come home from a hard day’s work and start relaxing with a lethal, but legal sedative in the form of whisky, may soon find that there’s a small difference in the edge it takes off of your day.

The bourbon some enjoy the most is made by Maker’s Mark. Well, the company is having such success selling their classic bourbon that they are experiencing a shortage.  Over the weekend, the company notified executives via e-mail of their decision to water down the nearly 60-year-old recipe to sustain the price and customers during the shortage, according to Slate magazine.

The other bourbon that the company produces is favorites like Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, and Booker’s.  But the consensus is that if they raise the prices, then consumers may as well go with the high-end selection of Booker’s.

It doesn’t appear that there will be much difference in the recipe outside of the change from 45% alcohol content to 42%.  Should anyone really notice?  Let us know if you do.

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