Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 RC6
Maker's Mark // Kentucky, USA
This bourbon from Maker's Mark is one of the brand's Wood Finishing Series Limited Edition releases for 2019. Wood staves (dubbed RC6) sourced from the Independent Stave Company were selected which bring out fruit, sweetness, and barrel spices in the whiskey. These virgin American oak staves were seasoned for 18 months and then were baked in a conventional oven. Ten of these staves were added to a fully-matured cask strength Maker's Mark barrel for additional aging. Only 255 barrels were produced. Proof will range from 108.2-110.5 and will be available initially at the distillery and select Kentucky retailers as of September 2019. A nationwide release begins October 2019.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished with virgin American oak special staves profile (RC6)
"This whiskey has plenty of fresh, green banana on the nose, along with hints of baking spice and sweet vanilla. Those aromas are mirrored in the whiskey's flavor, which exhibits a nice balance of vanilla and caramel notes like Maker's classic offering, along with notes of ripe apple, cinnamon and black pepper."