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Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength

Bourbon

Maker's Mark // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3.83
3 out of 5 stars
( 189 )

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 were named "Stave Profile No. 46," hence the name.

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When Maker's Mark 46 first launched in 2010, it was the brand’s first extension for Maker’s Mark. This Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength originally was only available at the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky for purchase. However, to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the brand, Maker's Mark has released this to retailers in the US in summer 2020. Expect the ABV to vary with each batch.

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 were named "Stave Profile No. 46," hence the name. When Maker's Mark 46 first launched in 2010, it was the brand’s first extension for Maker’s Mark. This Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength originally was only available at the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky for purchase. However, to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the brand, Maker's Mark has released this to retailers in the US in summer 2020. Expect the ABV to vary with each batch.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    55.3
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak and French Oak staves

Tasting Notes

"The nose is inviting with vanilla and maple notes along with a light herbal aroma. The char smoke is gentle. As you taste, the French oak staves become noticeable in the bourbon with a gentle toasted flavor. This adds a nice spiced element to the bourbon which is otherwise straightforward. The body of the bourbon is on the thin side, but it's soft on the palate. The proof is nice and it can be enjoyed as is. The bittersweet finish shows a touch of leather. It's not super complex, but it gets the job done. Throw a rock in there and enjoy."

Score 86
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