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Top 5 Liquors of 2023: Number 3 – Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Limited Release 2023

Coming in at Number 3: Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Limited Edition 2023 on our Top 5 Liquors of 2023. This is a bourbon that is put into the barrel at a higher proof than most other bourbons. The 110 Proof barreling versus the normal 100 Proof results in a smoother finish and the alcohol absorbing more of the oak during the aging process. The bourbon on first sip comes off as being a higher proof than […]

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Bourbon Review: Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Limited Release 2023

BEP stands for Barrel Entry Proof. It is the proof (alcohol by volume) at which Maker’s Mark bourbon is put into the barrel for aging. Maker’s Mark uses a unique barrel entry proof of 110 (55% ABV), which is higher than the standard 100 proof used by most other bourbon makers. This higher proof helps to extract more flavor from the wood, resulting in a smoother and more complex bourbon. The BEP is an important […]

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Bourbon Review: Maker’s Mark No. 46

From the bottle, “A few years back Bill Samuels Jr. became obsessed with creating a new version of Maker’s Mark with amplified notes of vanilla, caramel and spice while offering a longer finish without the bitterness his Dad was so opposed to. After a lengthy process of trial and error, Bill landed on the idea of finishing the fully-matured Maker’s Mark in the barrel for a little bit longer with specially chosen French Oak staves. If Bill […]

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