Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 47% / 94 Proof
Only a distillery as determinedly individual as Maker's Mark (whose standard bourbon weighs in at 45%) would market a product called Maker's Mark 46 at 47%, but that's just how they roll!
The 46, you see, refers not to the strength but to the stave profile, which was the 46th recipe tried during product development. Maker's 46 is aged for longer than standard Maker's bourbon as the casks used had an extra ten staves of toasted French oak inserted for nine weeks at the end of maturation, adding extra vanilla flavour and oak spice.
As you'd expect for the company's first proper new product since the original appeared in 1953, this is splendid stuff.
Stave Profile no.46
|Cask Type||Virgin American oak|
|ABV||47% / 94 Proof