Maker’s Mark 46

Maker's 46

This is the standard Makers, aged a bit longer, at 2% higher Abv, with French oak staves added to the end of the aging process for finishing. Maker’s is now taking this concept much farther with their private selections.

Paid: $35 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Maker’s Mark / Beam Suntory

Region: Loretto, Kentucky

47% ABV

Aged For: 6 years +

Mashbill: 70% corn, 16% wheat, 14% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4, finished in casks with added French oak staves

Chill Filtered: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Chestnut Orange

Nose: Key Lime Pie, citrus, vanilla, and French oak

Taste: The lime carries through to the palate, caramel, vanilla, honey, and graham crackers.

Finish: On the shorter side of medium, caramel and citrus linger in the finish.

Thoughts: I was surprised by the distinct lime note I picked up from the extra aging with the staves. Certainly an improvement on the regular expression and less astringent.

Score: 81 out of 100

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