Maker's Mark 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. With their previous two limited releases, they used different unique staves to reach a specific taste profile.
For their 2021 release, Maker's took it further by only searing one side of their staves – leaving the other side raw – to extract separate flavors from each side of the individual staves.
Maker’s Mark | Wood Finishing Series 2021 | FAE-01 Limited Release Bourbon Whiskey is amplifying the naturally present dried fruit and woody richness in a distinctively Maker’s way.
Nose: Heavy wood, dark fruit & tobacco.
Palate: Deep & dried dark fruits, big midpalate with strong tobacco & barrel extractives.
Finish: Creamy, lingering & round.
Cheers, and enjoy this whiskey!