In October, Loretto, Kentucky Bourbon distiller Maker’s Mark revealed its first-ever limited release Bourbon, Maker’s Mark® Wood Finishing Series 2019. Just in time for the holidays and something to smile about!
For nearly a decade, the company has been “tinkering with wood finishing - inserting carefully chosen wooden staves into barrels full of already-matured bourbon to give it extra flavor (baking spice and fruit) and character (a bright finish.)”
The staves were made of American oak; “seasoned for a year and half (a.k.a. exposed to the outdoor elements) and then baked in a convection oven before being introduced to the cask-strength bourbon.” Only 255 barrels of the 108.2 proof, wood-finished Bourbon have been made. And like we said, just in time for the holidays! (www.esquire.com)