As the box says, “Every drip is different. Every drop is the same.” The drip refers to the red sealing wax and the drop refers to the bourbon. We learned all about how bourbon is made and how Maker’s Mark is made in particular. We stuck our fingers into the fermenting vats to sample the product as it went along and we ended up in the tasting room with two tastes. One was basically moonshine and the other was the finished product. The moonshine had no color and tasted oddly like bread with a harsh kick. The bourbon was amber from the aging in oak barrels and had a smoother taste. But I don’t think I’m changing my drink of choice.