Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Release

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Introducing the Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Release – a limited-edition bourbon that exemplifies the artistry and innovation synonymous with the Maker's Mark legacy. This exclusive release marries the traditional craftsmanship of Maker's Mark with a unique cellar aging process, resulting in a refined and exceptionally nuanced expression.

Crafted with the utmost care, Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Release begins with the signature Maker's Mark bourbon mash bill, featuring red winter wheat, corn, and malted barley. What sets this release apart is the additional aging in a carefully curated cellar environment, allowing the bourbon to mature gracefully and acquire extraordinary depth and complexity.

On the nose, this release offers an enticing bouquet of caramel, vanilla, and subtle hints of dried fruit, with a whisper of oak that hints at the extended maturation process.

The palate reveals a symphony of flavors, with a luscious blend of sweet toffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of baking spices. The cellar aging imparts a velvety smoothness that elevates the tasting experience to new heights.

The mouthfeel is luxurious, coating the palate with a refined texture that speaks to the meticulous attention given to each stage of production. The result is a bourbon that is both powerful and sophisticated.

The finish is enduring, leaving a lasting impression of oak, caramel, and a gentle warmth that invites reflection on the intricacies of this meticulously aged spirit.

With its limited availability, Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Release is a collector's dream and a connoisseur's delight. Elevate your bourbon experience with this exceptional release, where tradition meets innovation in a celebration of flavor and refinement.



Tasting Notes

The Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Release presents itself with a deep, inviting amber hue in the glass, signaling the rich and nuanced character within.

The aroma is a harmonious blend of caramel and vanilla, enriched by the cellar aging process. Subtle notes of dried fruit, reminiscent of figs and raisins, dance on the nose, complemented by a delicate hint of oak that speaks to the extended maturation.

With the first sip, this release unfolds a symphony of flavors that captivate the palate. Sweet toffee and dark chocolate take center stage, accompanied by a medley of baking spices, creating a complex and layered tasting experience. The cellar aging imparts a refined smoothness, elevating the bourbon to a level of sophistication.

The mouthfeel is nothing short of luxurious, with a velvety texture that coats the palate. The bourbon's journey across the tongue is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship, offering a powerful yet elegantly refined sensation.

The finish is enduring, leaving a lasting impression of oak and caramel. A gentle warmth lingers, inviting contemplation and appreciation for the nuances acquired through the cellar aging process. Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Release concludes with a satisfying and memorable fade.

Distillery Information

Expect notes of dark stone fruits, caramelised sugar and toasted oak on the nose, with a palate balanced with big oak, dark vanilla and fruits. The velvety finish is long and complex with caramelised barrel notes and baking spices.
Cellar Aged also has higher proof: The 2023 version is 115.7, well above Maker's traditional 90 proof. It will hit store shelves in September with a suggested retail price of about $150, according to the company. Cellar Aged will also be available to buy at the distillery gift shop on Sept.Maker's Mark is a small-batch bourbon whiskey produced in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. It is bottled at 90 U.S. proof (45% alcohol by volume) and sold in squarish bottles sealed with red wax. The distillery offers tours, and is part of the American Whiskey Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Jonny Fowle, Sotheby's global head of whisky, unveils a bottle of The Macallan 1926, the world's most expensive whisky on October 19, 2023 in London, England.The inaugural 2023 release of Maker's Mark Cellar Aged is a batch totaling 225 barrels. The total bottle count is undisclosed, however at an estimated 180-240 bottles per barrel this puts the estimated yield somewhere in the 40,500-54,000 bottle range.Oct 4, 2023
Maker's Mark Cellar Aged 2023 Straight Bourbon is a masterful blend that tells a story of Maker's passion. With an exquisite blend of 70% whiskey matured for 11 years and a 30% segment aged an additional year, this bourbon is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the Maker's Mark Distillery.