Maker's Mark // Kentucky, USA
Maker's 46 is fully matured Maker's Mark, finished in Maker's barrels that have seared French oak staves inserted in them. Instead of charring the wood the way you would with a new oak barrel, they sear the stave in order to bring forth and caramelize the sugars in the wood. After 2-3 months in the altered barrel you have a new, fully integrated product. Of particular note, Maker’s 46 is finished only during the winter months, as bourbon matures more slowly in cold temperatures.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished with seared French oak staves
"Similar nose to the original Maker's Mark just with more vanilla, honey and sugar. Palate is very balanced chai spice, vanilla, oak and a touch of astringent. Finish is moderate with the astringency lingering with hints of caramel and char."