As water evaporates from the barrels while our whisky slumbers, the proof increases. But if you’ve ever lived in Kentucky, you know our summer temperatures can fluctuate wildly – so the rate at which our bourbon becomes the “angel’s share” also differs.
As a result, we’re never 100% sure what the proof will be till we open the barrels.
Bottled at 108 to 114 proof, Maker’s Mark Cask Strength amps up the front-of- the-palate flavours of Maker’s Mark. In other words, it’s Maker’s with a lot more Maker’s. But the higher alcohol content isn’t the story here – it’s the taste.
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength has more of the rich oak, vanilla, caramel and spice that are the signature flavours of Maker’s Mark.
Aroma: Big oak, vanilla and smoky charcoal
Taste: Richer, more robust flavors of spice, vanilla and smoke
Finish: Longer finish on front of tongue with no roughness or bitterness