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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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