Maker’s Mark is watering down bottles to stretch out supply:
Makers Mark is distilled to 45 percent alcohol by volume or 90 proof and, after the change, would go down to about 42 percent ABV or 84 proof.
“Usually you’re going to notice that,” Williamsburg bartender Erik Lane, 31, said of the lowering in proof. “If I started putting a half shot of water in the bottom of everyone’s beer just to make the keg last longer they’d notice.”
Maker’s Mark is dead to me.