A short-lived edition of Maker's Mark. Released with the ABV reduced from the usual 45% in an attempt to avoid stock shortage issues, it invoked an outcry and Beam Inc reversed their decision within a week. A few of these rare bottles got into stores and we've managed to acquire a few.
The first new Makers Mark recipe for at least 50 years, Maker's 46 is named for the number of different wood 'recipes' they tried before getting it right. Bottled at 47% it is matured in part in barrels containing a 'ladder' of toasted new French oak barrel staves to give more spice, sweetness and vanilla.
A ready made cocktail, sort of, from Maker's Mark, infusing mint flavours into their regular whiskey along with adding a touch of sugar to produce a spirit that only needs mixing with a silver cup of crushed ice to produce a refreshing julep.
The classic Maker's Mark topped with a double dipping of red and white wax. One of their many special edition 'waxings' we think this one is in hnour of the Alabama State Prde 2009 National Championship...