SEARED FRENCH OAK STAVES
After removing the original Maker's Mark® from its barrel, the barrel head is pulled and ten wooden staves are affixed to the inside of the existing barrel. These staves are slowly seasoned and cooked in order to caramelize the sugars in the wood. Ultimately, this helps provide Maker's 46® with its distinct caramel and toasted oak flavor that finishes nicely on the front of the tongue. Even sounds delicious, doesn't it?