Maker's Mark 46
Maker's Mark // Kentucky, USA
Launched in 2010, Maker's Mark 46 is made by taking fully matured Maker's Mark Bourbon at cask strength and inserting specially seared French oak staves into the barrels. The bourbon finishes aging for a few months before bottling. The French oak staves selected from the Independent Stave Company, Maker's Mark long time cooperage, were named "Stave Profile No. 46." This is the first brand extension from the distillery since it started production in 1953 and is the first in its Wood Finishing Series.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished with seared French oak staves
"Cocoa powder-dusted chocolate truffles highlight the nose, along with cinnamon and vanilla pudding. The signature wood program shines through clearly on the palate, delivering notes of toasted coconut and baking spice laden oak, as well as more creamy vanilla. A short finish offers astringent oak, vanilla, and tart berries covered with dark chocolate. "