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Maker's 46 Bourbon Whisky*Packaging may vary

Maker's 46 Bourbon Whisky

Bourbon /47% ABV / Kentucky, United States

Product Details

Kentucky, United States

Product Description

Maker's 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 seared virgin French oak staves into the barrel and finish it a bit longer in our limestone cellar. The result is Maker's 46: bolder and more complex, but without the bitterness typical of longer aged whiskies. 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. Finish: Smooth and subtle.

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Community Reviews

4.8(28 Reviews)
  • Rick
    Verified Buyer
    Nov 4 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Smooth mid-price option. Definitely one I recommend.

  • Christopher C.
    Verified Buyer
    Jul 11 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Great as always and very smooth.

  • James
    Verified Buyer
    Jun 30 2021
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    To start with order was wring when I received it. Called store they pretty much said oh well sorry can't help you. Wanted me to drive up to their store and make exchange. Vendor was horrible first experience with using this service never, ever again

  • Atticus
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 14 2021
    Verified Buyer

    This is Makers Mark that is stronger. I wish they made a Makers 69.

  • Ryan S.
    Verified Buyer
    Feb 17 2021
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    THIS ORDER WAS NOT RECEIVED. The liquor store that was on the site claims they do not partner with Drizly, yet Drizly is claiming this and a 2nd order from the same liquor store have been delivered at 11:59PM (1-min before midnight...). P&B Liquor Jr. Market in Long Beach, CA 90802 is on the site but I have been scammed out of 2-orders! $$$$

  • Jennifer
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 24 2020
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    I didn’t drink it because I didn’t get it.

  • Kevin c.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 20 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Decent price for a quality product

  • Michael M.
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    Dec 19 2020
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  • Walter
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 19 2020
    Verified Buyer

    This is a very smooth bourbon. Potent yet subtle. Vanilla and caramel appear on your pallet. Yum!

  • Jason B.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 10 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Favorite Bourbon. Lots of character and a smokey finish.


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.