Maker's Mark 46 Kentucky Bourbon Whisky
Maker's 46 starts with fully matured Maker's Mark straight from the barrel. After removing the original Maker's Mark from its barrel, the barrel head is pulled and ten wooden staves are affixed to the inside of the existing barrel. These staves are slowly seasoned and cooked in order to caramelize the sugars in the wood. Ultimately, this helps provide Maker's 46 with its distinct caramel and toasted oak flavor that finishes nicely on the front of the tongue.
After the oak staves are affixed to the inside of the barrel, the mature Makers Mark goes right back into it for at least several more months. Like Makers Mark, Makers 46 isn't aged for any specified period of time its aged to taste.
A bit stronger and bolder than the original Maker's Mark, Maker's 46 has a rich, creamy seared-oak flavor. Caramel and vanilla notes linger on the front of the palate, but it is still soft enough to hold on the tongue, even at 94 proof. Featuring a big mouth-watering oaky finish, Maker's 46 still manages to retain the essence of its predecessor there's no bitter bite often found in older whiskies.