This limited edition single barrel bourbon from Maker's Mark is exclusive to The Whisky Shop. Taking inspiration from the process used to create Maker's 46, this Kentucky bourbon is crafted from a barrel made from a bespoke selection of different wooden staves, chosen by a team from The Whisky Shop. This fourth expression chosen by The Whisky Shop was crafted with five Baked American Pure, two Roasted French Mocha, and three Toasted French Spice staves.
Tasting notes from The Whisky Shop's Darren Leitch, who was involved in the cask selection:
"Rich sweet aromas with delicate fruit notes of peach skin and orange zest alongside liquorice, tobacco and slightly burn edges of home-baked shortbread fill the nose. The flavours are rich and it has a waxiness which coats the palate extremely well, and with lots of character from leathery notes which gives it a maturity, to dark fruits, plums and sultanas then subtle chocolate notes, (think chocolate muffins). The finish has wood spice, dark chocolate, charred oak and coffee. Luxurious and sweet, a gentle giant of a bourbon."