Maker’s Mark doesn’t mess around with flavours. All you get is pure Bourbon, for those who truly appreciate this liquor. The new Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Limited Release: Stave Profile RC6 is made with an intricate process, which uses a special wood finishing process. In fact, the RC6 in the name refers to the specific type of wood stave.
The process begins with 10 wood staves of varying types and combinations being affixed inside a barrel of fully matured Maker’s Mark at cask strength. The barrel is then stored in their limestone cellar for additional aging as the variations in wood enhance distinct flavours.
This is part of the distillery’s Private Select program, which allows customers (mainly bars and restaurants) to craft their own unique barrel of Maker’s. “Stave finishes allow us to innovate with an already delicious product in a purposeful fashion, exploring different wood types, seasoning periods, cook times, and heat levels until we achieve the exact flavor vision we have in mind. We’re excited to share the distinct possibilities with whisky fans, starting with the 2019 Limited Release,” said Jane Bowie from Private Select.
Only 255 barrels were made of this drink, and will be sold at $59.99. Just to be clear, this flavour is not the same as the regular Maker’s Mark. The usual bottles are 90 proof, but the RC6 is bottled at 108.2 proof. It’s also at cask strength, so much more alcoholic and stronger. We’re sure Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men would totally try to get his hands on this Bourbon.