Maker’s Mark Private Select Liquor Barn Barrel #5

Makers Mark PS LB5

Paid: $75 for 750ml

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

Region: Kentucky

Store Pick: Liquor Barn Barrel #5

55.6% ABV

Aged For: NAS

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

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4, finished in a new oak cask with 3 baked American Cuvee, 1 Maker’s 46, 3 toasted French mocha, 3 toasted French spice staves

Chill Filtered: No



Color: Auburn Henna

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Allspice, bright cinnamon, coffee, oak, chocolate, and wheated mash

Feel: Spicy and oily

Taste: Espresso, toasted oak, marshmallow, leather, and tobacco

Finish: Warm, with hints of clove, vanilla, seasoned wood, and roasted nuts.

Thoughts: The staves here give this a heavy coffee flavor, and I find It to be a notch above the the Cask Strength as the extra wood helps in my opinion.

Score: 85 out of 100

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