For this private selection we added ten staves to a barrel of the classic Maker's Mark you know and love for 3 months of finishing: three French mocha; three baked American; and four Maker’s 46 staves. The result was a deep, rich whiskey that adds some cocoa-like complexity and highlights the balance of the wheated mash bill. We suspect you will love this expression of a tried and true brand!
A silken-textured whiskey that does not show its proof immediately on the nose or palate. This exclusive boasts notes of apple pie, golden raisins, cocoa nibs, sweet oak and vanilla all interlaced with a hint of pipe tobacco and dried figs. Extremely smooth, with a long-lasting finish, this is a whiskey to savor over and over.
Travel fewer than sixty miles from Louisville, through the gorgeous green landscape, and you’ll arrive at a distillery with a reputation that dwarfs its footprint. Maker’s Mark has been putting its stamp on the world of whiskey since Bill Samuels Sr. bought the old Burks Distillery in 1953, though it didn’t really reach icon status until the mid-2000s. The brand’s signature red-wax top and square bottle are unmistakable tractor beams that draw whiskey lovers in droves. With a reputation for quality and consistency, their small batch production has changed little over the years, with the introduction of just two new products in the last decade. Our recent visit to the distillery served as our reminder that this is one hell of a whiskey.