Paid: $75 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Maker’s Mark / Beam Suntory
Store Pick: Liquor Barn Barrel #5
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