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    Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    A local retailer told me they were getting a private barrel selection of Maker's Mark in early 2014. They have already done the selection from their samples and picked out the barrel. Is this a new thing for Maker's? I have not previously heard of this or seen any private selection bottles around.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Never heard of MM having a barrel selection program, but I'm intrigued by the idea of a MM SB. Dale, any information on this?

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    There is no such program available in GA. May be elsewhere but I've never heard of it or seen a privately selected bottle of makers. Aren't they on a shortage?
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Seems like we should be asking the local retailer how he found out about this program.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Since they rotate barrel positions in their warehouses to ensure a consistent product, a bottle from a single barrel of MM should taste just like a bottle from a batch.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    That's right, they never vary, tour guide told us so.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Well, hopefully I'll get a chance to test their theory. But the general info on this thread is making me think the person I talked to was misinformed and said "Maker's Mark" but may have meant Four Roses or Buffalo Trace. Since no one has seen or heard of a retailer single barrel from MM it seems unlikely this random store would be getting one.
    -SOB-

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Tell the retailer we want it barrel proof and non chill filtered. A couple more years in the rickhouse wouldn't hurt either.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    And samples, we want samples.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Private Retailer Selection?

    Tough crowd, us...
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