Maker's Mark 46 Bourbon Whisky 750ml
All of the classic bourbon flavors are present, including strong hints of caramel, toasted oak, and vanilla, along with buttery toffee and a touch of fresh toasted cinnamon bread.
What makes Maker's Mark 46 different?
There are 2 main differences between Maker's 46 and Maker's Mark. The first is that the 46 is aged longer which mellows it out more while adding more flavor. The second is that seared French oak staves are seeped in the bourbon towards the end of it's additional aging process bringing out some even more flavors.
Is Maker's 46 a good bourbon?
Maker's 46 presents a really great, rich flavor profile that you don't often see in wheated bourbons, and one that I wish the standard Maker's Mark contained. If you're a fan of standard Maker's and can swing the $15 price premium, then this is a no brainer in my book.
What does the 46 mean in Maker's Mark?
The Maker's 46 name comes from the profile number Boswell assigned to the special seared staves. For the final finishing process, ten of these Number 46 staves are attached to the sides of barrels that previously held fully matured Maker's Mark.
The first bourbon in our 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 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.
Maker’s 46 Manhattan
2 parts Maker's 46 Bourbon
1 part sweet vermouth
2 dashes aromatic bitters
Cherry for garnish
Combine ingredients over ice in a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass neat or on the rocks. Garnish with a cherry