The distillery has been tinkering with wood finishing for nearly a decade, inserting carefully chosen wooden staves into barrels full of already-matured bourbon to give it extra flavor and character.
Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Release "RC6" Bourbon Whiskey was finished in secondary barrels containing 10 wooden staves dubbed RC6. The staves, made from virgin American oak, were seasoned for a year and a half (a.k.a. exposed to the outdoor elements) and then baked in a convection oven before being introduced to the cask-strength bourbon.
The distillers experimented with timing, wood type, heat level, and more for two years before getting the combination right. In the end, Maker's Mark made 255 barrels of this wood-finished bourbon.
Nose: Floral aroma.
Palate: Notes of baking spice and Fruit.
Finish: A bright finish.
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