Our second-annual limited release from the Maker’s Mark® Wood Finishing Series is an utterly unique bourbon that’s also a worthy tribute to the one-of-a-kind vanilla and caramel taste notes that make our signature Maker’s Mark® so distinctive. The result of two stave profiles (SE4xPR5) utilized together, this exclusive expression will appear on shelves for a limited time only. Ask your local retailer about availability in your area.
Maker’s Mark® Wood Finishing Series 2020 Release
While our 2019 Limited Release was the result of a single stave profile (RC6), it took two stave profiles (SE4xPR5) – developed in partnership with Independent Stave Company and ultimately utilized together – to achieve the perfect balance of vanilla and caramel in our 2020 Release.
Heavy vanilla with spiced caramel
Butter pecan ice cream. Vanilla with creamy butter notes, dry spice and caramelized sweetness.
Long, round and dry
Cask Strength (110.8)
10 years of Maker’s Mark 46™
2020 is a special year for the Wood Finishing Series, marking the 10-year anniversary of the bourbon that started it all: Maker’s Mark 46™. We began with a barrel of fully matured Maker’s Mark at cask strength and then inserted 10 seared virgin French oak staves – stave profile 46 – into the barrel and finished the bourbon for nine additional weeks in our limestone cellar. The result was a remarkably smooth, yet distinctly bolder and more complex whisky.
Whether you're after a smooth, full-flavored bourbon to sip neat or something to use in your favorite cocktail, any of these Maker's Mark expressions are a great place to start. Click the bottles to learn more about each bourbon.
A limited-time tribute to our one-of-a-kind taste
Unique, flavorful and crafted just as meticulously as our original bourbon, the Wood Finishing Series offers options to please every bourbon lover’s palate. Each expression is offered nationally, with the Wood Finishing Series 2020 Release available for a limited time only. Ask your local retailer for availability in your area – and enjoy it while you can.