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Maker's Mark 'Wood Finishing' FAE-02 109.1Proof 2021 Release
The Makers Mark Wood Finishing Series returns with our anticipated Fall edition. Following up on spring's FAE-01, this fourth limited release from the series is here after a full year of wood experimentation. The result is a rich, wonderfully oaky bourbon. FAE-02 honors our signature whisky with a focus on mouthfeel and big, round woody notes. Theres enough spice to give it body and balance but the luscious texture is what really stands out. Bottles ... read more
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The Makers Mark Wood Finishing Series returns with our anticipated Fall edition. Following up on spring's FAE-01, this fourth limited release from the series is here after a full year of wood experimentation. The result is a rich, wonderfully oaky bourbon. FAE-02 honors our signature whisky with a focus on mouthfeel and big, round woody notes. Theres enough spice to give it body and balance but the luscious texture is what really stands out. Bottles of this rare bourbon will number in the precious few, so be on the lookout or press your local shop about availability.
About Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark is unusual in that no rye is used as part of the mash. Instead red winter wheat is used, along with corn (the predominant grain) and malted barley. During the planning phase of Maker's Mark, Samuels allegedly developed seven candidate mash bills for the new bourbon. As he did not have time to distill and age each one for tasting, he instead made a loaf of bread from each recipe and the one with no rye was judged the best tasting. Samuels also received considerable assistance and recipes from Stitzel-Weller owner Pappy Van Winkle, whose distillery produced the wheated Old Fitzgerald and W. L. Weller bourbons.[20]

Maker's Mark is aged for around six years, being bottled and marketed when the company's tasters agree that it is ready. Maker's Mark is one of the few distillers to rotate the barrels from the upper to the lower levels of the aging warehouses during the aging process[citation needed] to even out the differences in temperature during the process. The upper floors are exposed to the greatest temperature variations during the year, so rotating the barrels ensures that the bourbon in all the barrels have the same quality and taste.
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