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Maker's Mark 46

Maker's Mark 46

Regular price $79.00
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ABV:   47%
Proof: 97
Bottle: 700 ml

The first bourbon in our wood-finishing series, Maker's Mark 46 was created by Bill Samuels, Jr., to amplify the flavours he loves in Maker's Mark. The innovative wood-stave-finishing process starts with fully matured Maker's Mark at cask strength. They then insert 10 seared virgin French oak staves into the barrel and finish it for nine weeks in their limestone cellar. The result is Maker's Mark 46: bolder and more complex, but without the bitterness typical of longer-aged whiskies.


NOSE: Upon lifting the glass I am greeted with the familiar Maker's profile, but with a twist. Maker's 46 nose comes across as slightly heavier and deeper than what I’m used to from the distillery. All of the classic bourbon flavors are present, including strong hints of caramel, toasted oak, and vanilla, along with buttery toffee and a touch of fresh toasted cinnamon bread. Really pleasant with a nice amount of depth to enjoy.
PALATE: The first thought that pops into my head upon tasting Maker's 46 is a kitchen on a Sunday morning. A nice buttery palate presents heavy oak, caramel, cinnamon, and light fresh baked wheat bread. The palate’s flavors aren’t as deep as the nose, however it’s very well balanced and really enjoyable.

FINISH:  A blast of spice containing buttered rum, hints of tobacco and leather, and aged oak all greet me on the finish. It seems to liven up from the palate and presents more discernable flavor right up front. That being said, while it lingers for a while, it becomes more one dimensional, consisting mainly of light hints of tobacco and leather. Not bad, however I was hoping it would last a little bit longer since it starts off very enjoyable
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