Oh boy, I have been waiting for Maker’s Mark FAE-02 because of my extraordinary experience with the previous release. Finally, it is here!
This neck pour of FAE-02 is good but not as good as the initial tasting of FAE-01, which I have only tried once. I went back to my bottle of FAE-01 and tasted it again just to make sure I remembered correctly. FAE-01 is definitely richer and sweeter; with a buttery sweetness, that's more oily. Still, I’m not mad at the FAE-02 experience even though it's so different than what I expected; not knowing what Maker’s Mark intended with this release.
For now, here are my notes.