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Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon Whisky*Packaging may vary

Maker's Mark Private Select Bourbon Whisky

Bourbon /55.55% ABV / Kentucky, United States

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Product details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
55.55%

Product description

When you visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery, you’ll have a rare opportunity to experience Maker’s Mark® Private Select™, a series of Maker's Mark® expressions created by using the same principles Bill Samuels, Jr., used when he created Maker’s 46®. Beginning as fully matured Maker’s Mark® at cask strength, expressions of Private Select are created by adding 10 custom finishing staves to each barrel and finishing them in our limestone cellar to extract more flavor. The 10 finishing staves can be any combination of five flavor profiles chosen especially for this program. With 1,001 possible stave combinations, each expression of Private Select has a customized finish and taste profile that is unique, yet undeniably Maker's®. Maker’s Mark® Private Select™ is available in select markets and also at the distillery.

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  • Matthew M.
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    First time trying this. Very well worth the exploration.

  • Charles
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    Good, hoping for better, I’ll let it sit and try again.

  • Jay
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    I did not receive the private select. Just regular

  • Patrick
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    Verified Buyer

    You delivered Makers Mark and not the reserve.

  • micheal

    great taste awesome finish! a must try!

  • John
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    Verified Buyer

    I found the flavor profile a bit boring. It's not bad, but I expected more at this price point.

  • Mark
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    Verified Buyer

    I am not usually a fan of Makers Mark, but I really like this bottle. I will buy it again.

FAQs

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.
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