Our third limited release from the Maker’s Mark® Wood Finishing Series joins our previous years' expressions in honoring our signature bourbon – this time, amplifying the naturally present dried fruit and woody richness in a distinctively Maker’s® way. We like to say it tastes exactly how our barrel warehouse smells, with rich figgy notes complemented by tobacco undertones and a pleasantly dank woodiness. Unlike the lingering finish, the bottles won’t stay long on shelves, so ask your local retailer about availability near you.
Maker’s Mark® Wood Finishing Series 2021 Limited Release: FAE-01
With our previous two limited releases, we used different unique staves to reach a specific taste profile. For our 2021 release, we took it further by only searing one side of our staves – leaving the other side raw – to extract separate flavors from each side of the individual staves.
Heavy wood, dark fruit and tobacco
Deep and dried dark fruits, big midpalate with strong tobacco and barrel extractives
Creamy, lingering and round
Cask Strength (110.6)
Making Maker’s Mark 46™
Our Wood Finishing Series began with the creation of Maker’s Mark 46™. We started 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, including the Wood Finishing Series 2021 Release, is offered nationally but only available for a limited time. Ask your local retailer for availability in your area – and enjoy it while you can.