Why is makers called 46?

Later, Bill Samuels Jr introduced Maker’s Mark 46 after promoting his parents’ recipe for years. The 46 expression is created using French oak staves (the name is derived from use of the so-called ‘stave profile 46’), which help draw out smooth and mellow flavours such as vanilla and caramel.

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.

How old is Makers Mark 46?

Released in 2010, Maker’s Mark 46 was the first new major expression to be created at the Maker’s Mark® Distillery since our original bourbon went into production in 1953.

What proof is makers 46?

Proof: 94 Aroma: Hints of French oak, caramel and sweetness. Taste: Very intense flavors, wood blending nicely with complex, rich notes of vanilla and caramel.

When Bill Samuels Jr took over at Maker’s Mark?

Bill Samuels, Jr. When the son of Bill and Margie took over as president in 1975, his father’s only words of advice to Bill Samuels, Jr., were “Don’t screw up the whisky.” Bill, Jr., has honored that wish while displaying a flair for innovation – just like his parents.

How old is Maker’s Mark whiskey?

Maker’s Mark is aged for roughly six years, which makes consistency of aging essential. That’s why its barrels spend exactly three summers sizzling in the heat at the top of the warehouse barrel pile before cooling down to age more slowly on the bottom.

When Bill Samuels Jr took over at Makers Mark?

Why is makers 46 so good?

While the exposure to additional charred wood has given Maker’s 46 a woodier flavor profile, it’s not one that’s overly oaked, and brings with it a nice blast of sweetness from the additional sugars from the seared French oak staves. Maker’s 46 sells for 33% more than the cost of a standard Maker’s Mark.

Is Maker’s Mark whiskey?

Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whiskey produced in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. It is bottled at 90 U.S. proof (45% alcohol by volume) and sold in squarish bottles sealed with red wax. The distillery offers tours, and is part of the American Whiskey Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

What is Maker’s 46?

Maker’s 46 brings takes that beloved Maker’s Mark flavor profile and amplifies it in all the right ways through a very unique twist on barrel finishing not seen elsewhere in the industry. Maker’s 46 sells for 33% more than the cost of a standard Maker’s Mark.

What is maker’s Mark 46® Bourbon?

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.

What is the difference between maker’s Mark 46 and regular maker’s?

Everything about Maker’s 46 seems to be more refined than the standard Maker’s. From the more sophisticated looking bottle, one that breaks away from the iconic square influence of regular Maker’s, to the flavor profile, which is all around an enhancement of the standard Maker’s Mark profile.

What is number 46 Bourbon?

This bourbon was not intended to compete with the core expression, instead it’s a cousin to it, something different for those that like spicy whiskey. They add this extra dimension by inserting seared French oak staves into the barrels (with the stave profile “number 46” – thus the name).