WINNER: Jeffrey Turner of Hodgenville, KY
Maker’s Mark began with one family’s quest to create a bourbon they enjoyed drinking and sharing with friends. That’s hardly revolutionary today, but in 1953 it changed an industry
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
This is Maker’s Mark Bourbon in its purest form. Bottled at barrel proof and non-chill filtered, Maker’s Mark Cask Strength.
Surprisingly smooth, this bourbon retains the signature, front-of-the-palate flavors of Maker’s Mark® while amping up the notes of oak, caramel, vanilla, and spice.
Maker’s Mark Private Selection: Toasted Marshmallow
6 years old, 750 ml, 111 Proof
Maker’s Mark 101
It’s everything you love about Maker’s Mark with a whole lot more to love. Founder, Bill Samuels, Sr. himself, was the first fan of this high-proof bourbon. Bill liked to tuck a little 101 aside for friends and special occasions.
And for a long time, this was the only way you could experience these intensified notes of caramel and spice brought on by the higher proof – yet matched with that familiar Maker’s Mark smoothness. This is a limited release available at special times during the year.
Maker’s Mark Private Selection: Cinnamon Dolce
Maker’s Mark 46
The first bourbon Maker’s Mark’s wood-finishing series, Maker’s Mark 46 was created by Bill Samuels, Jr., to amplify the flavors he loves in Maker’s Mark. The innovative wood-stave-finishing process starts with a fully matured Maker’s Mark at cask strength. We then insert 10 seared virgin French oak staves into the barrel and finish it for nine weeks in our limestone cellar. The result is Maker’s Mark 46: bolder and more complex, but without the bitterness typical of longer-aged whiskies.