Creamy and very soft.Then it opens up, in fact it explodes with spiciness which concentrates on the tip of the tongue.It'son nutmeg, mulled wine spices, allspice, cinnamon.Also a hint of hot apple juice.
Toffee sweetness and the saw dust from freshly cut wood has a very toasty aroma, with sweet spices and deep, thick caramel.
A natural progression of the palate with the sweet spices and it concentrates on the tongue this may be one of the few times you'll notice a concentration of sweetness like this from a bourbon.It also becomes grassy after a minut or so.
The first bourbon in our wood-finishing series, Maker's Mark 46(trademark) was created by Bill Samuels, Jr.to amplify the flavors he loves in Maker's Read MoreMark(r).The innovative wood-stave-finishing process starts with fully matured Maker's Mark(r)at cask strength.We then insert 10 seared virgin French oak staves into the barrel and finish it for nine weeks in our limestone cellar.The resultis Maker's Mark 46: bolder and more complex, but without the bitterness typical of longer-aged whiskies.Want the full Maker's Mark 46 story? Read Less