Maker's Mark Private Select Santee Market Barrel Pick Bourbon Whisky
Bourbon /55.75% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
This has been picked and bottled for Santee Market and Liquor. 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.View all products by Maker's MarkCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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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.