Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-01 2022 Release
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Maker's Mark
  • Style Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 54.7%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Maker's Mark

Wood Finishing Series BRT-01 2022 Release (0.75l, 54.7%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $96.99

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Character Goatson

A highly-enjoyable Bourbon that won't blow your ears off.

Maker’s Mark didn’t start as a family drama series but as an adventure quest to find Bourbon that would taste just right and wouldn’t demolish your taste buds, or, in the wise words of Bill Samuels, Sr.: “Give me a Bourbon that won’t blow my ears off!”

Bill and Margie Samuels experimented with different flavoring grains and finally changed the traditional rye grain for a more squishy, red winter wheat. This swap gave Maker’s Mark Bourbon its unique subtle sweetness. What also makes their bottles special is the signature red wax topper on the top, a homemade invention by Margie. The work of pewter whitesmiths inspired her to make the brand signature ‘SIV’ logo, just like the Maker’s Marks that the smithies would use to mark their proudest work. The brand is still family-owned and operated, as it has passed from father to son to grandson with the words of wisdom that stuck throughout generations—“Don’t screw up the Whisky.”

As with the previous Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series, the story of this Bourbon begins with a fully matured, cask strength expression. Finished in barrels containing the proprietary wood staves, it's imparted with that extra bit of velvety flavor. The practice of hand-barrel rotation and temperature (BRT) takes center stage in the 2022 edition. BRT-01 is inspired by the tasting notes found at the hotter top of the rickhouse. The hotter, the better, right? As for the taste and strength, BRT-01 comes at you at an impressive 54.7% ABV and boasts flavors such as brown treacle and toffee caramel, followed by hints of stoned fruit and a finish of bee pollen and royal jelly.
 

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Maker's Mark
  • Style Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 54.7%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas lean toward toffee caramel mixed with Apple Pie Spice blend with hints of molasses.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors shift dramatically from thick brown treacle to hints of plums, mangoes and apricots.

Finish
A warming finish is paired with slight notes of toasted nuts and hints of bee pollen and royal jelly.

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Character Dogson
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Citing the difficulties stretching supply to meet burgeoning demand, they announced in 2013 that they would add more water to cut the strength from 45% ABV to 42% and that they were sure no one would notice. The change was ill received by the public and they reversed the decision less than a year later.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
The brand was built upon a reputation for quality from day one. During the 1960s and 1970s they used the marketing tag line, “It tastes expensive … and is.” And they are one of the handful of premium American Bourbon makers that uses the Scottish spelling of “Whisky” (without the "e") on their products.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Citing the difficulties stretching supply to meet burgeoning demand, they announced in 2013 that they would add more water to cut the strength from 45% ABV to 42% and that they were sure no one would notice. The change was ill received by the public and they reversed the decision less than a year later.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
The brand was built upon a reputation for quality from day one. During the 1960s and 1970s they used the marketing tag line, “It tastes expensive … and is.” And they are one of the handful of premium American Bourbon makers that uses the Scottish spelling of “Whisky” (without the "e") on their products.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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