Maker's Mark 46 Bourbon Whisky
Bourbon /47% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Liquor Flavor
- Vanilla, Caramel
- Tasting Notes
- Vanilla, Caramel
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. Bottled at 94 proof and 47% ABV you can enjoy the robust flavors of vanilla and caramel. Maker's 46 has a smooth and subtle finish that can be enjoyed poured neat or in a old fashioned cocktail.View all products by Maker's MarkCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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.
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.
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.