94 PTS BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE. There has been a push by the big distilleries in the past few years to capitalize on the bourbon boom and increased interested in trying new bottles by introducing specialty versions of their power brands. Maker’s Mark has always had a “why mess with what works” kind of attitude when it comes to their bourbon but eventually they did release a premium version in the form of Maker’s 46. Rather than doing a small batch or older version of Maker’s Mark they decided to go the route of finishing with a different wood to add complexity of character.
Deep amber color; rich buttery cashew toffee, French toast, mocha and chocolate covered peach aromas; medium-full body; spicy, toasted grain, nut, pepper finish.