Other than "home brew",Makers Mark is the BEST of Kentucky bourbons.What ever you do, DON"T use ice! Don't know what crackpot recommends ice in the description for Makers Mark.Good bourbon should always be served neat,never iced,and never use as a mixer.Use the cheap stuff for mixing or on the rocks.If you come to Kentucky and drink bourbon on the rocks,we'll escort you to Tennessee where you can drink sour mash on the rocks! Also,don't use a glass........we drink it straight from the bottle! ENJOY! Don't drink irresponsibly.....drink straight from bottle!