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Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-02 2022 Release

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Introducing the Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-02 2022 Release – a limited-edition bourbon that continues the legacy of Maker's Mark's innovation and commitment to exceptional craftsmanship. Building upon the success of its predecessor, BRT-01, this release ventures into new realms of flavor, showcasing a distinct wood finishing process that imparts a captivating complexity to the classic Maker's Mark profile.

Crafted with precision, the BRT-02 2022 Release begins with the renowned Maker's Mark bourbon mash bill, featuring red winter wheat, corn, and malted barley. What sets this expression apart is its meticulous maturation in a carefully selected blend of seasoned wood staves, chosen to enhance and complement the bourbon's inherent character.

On the nose, this bourbon presents a delightful interplay of caramel and vanilla, intricately layered with the influence of the seasoned wood staves. Subtle hints of dried fruit and a touch of spice create an aromatic symphony that sets the stage for an exceptional tasting experience.

The palate unfolds with a lush array of flavors, featuring sweet toffee, dark chocolate, and a nuanced dance of baking spices. The wood finishing process contributes a refined smoothness and introduces additional dimensions to the tasting profile, creating a harmonious and elevated bourbon experience.

The mouthfeel is opulent and velvety, as the bourbon caresses the palate with a luxurious texture. The careful balance achieved through the wood finishing imparts a sophisticated smoothness that enhances the overall sipping sensation.

The finish is enduring, leaving an indelible impression of oak, caramel, and a subtle warmth that invites contemplation and appreciation for the artistry exhibited in the BRT-02 2022 Release.

With limited availability, Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-02 2022 Release stands as a testament to the brand's dedication to pushing boundaries and delivering unparalleled bourbon experiences. Elevate your collection with this exceptional expression, where each sip is a journey into the evolving landscape of flavor and innovation.

ABV

54.5%

Tasting Notes

Appearance:
In the glass, Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-02 2022 Release reveals a captivating deep amber hue, setting the stage for the intriguing tasting journey that awaits.

Nose:
The aroma is a delightful fusion of caramel and vanilla, enriched by the influence of seasoned wood staves. Subtle notes of dried fruit, such as figs and raisins, emerge, creating a complex bouquet that captures the senses and hints at the unique wood finishing process.

Palate:
Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted by a symphony of flavors. Sweet toffee and dark chocolate take the forefront, complemented by the nuanced interplay of baking spices. The wood finishing process introduces additional layers of complexity, creating a palate that is both rich and intricately balanced.

Mouthfeel:
The mouthfeel is opulent and velvety, as the bourbon coats the palate with a luxurious texture. The wood finishing imparts a refined smoothness, contributing to an elevated drinking experience that accentuates the bourbon's inherent sophistication.

Finish:
The finish is enduring, leaving a lasting impression of oak, caramel, and a gentle warmth. The wood finishing process lingers, inviting contemplation and appreciation for the intricate nuances acquired during maturation. Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-02 2022 Release concludes with a satisfying and memorable fade.

Distillery Information

BRT-02 is finished with French oak staves and the profile is meant to reflect the cooler bottom of the rickhouse. Bottled at a cask strength of 109.4 proof, this was released in October 2022. (SRP $59.99). Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength. “The name BRT was given to these expressions because of the influence our consistent practice of hand-barrel rotation (BRT) and temperature has on our whisky process.” – Maker's Mark.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.
Crafted to amplify the balanced wood sugars, softer tannins and lasting finish achieved with our low 110 BEP. Special finishing staves were used to amplify notes of vanilla and sweet spice.
BRT-02 is the yang to BRT-01's yin; emulating the second three years of aging where Maker's Mark move their barrels to the bottom of the rickhouse, where temperatures are cooler and more consistent. Another distinction is that BRT-01 used American oak staves while BRT-02 used French oak staves.

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