Here's the "scoop" from MM:
The time has come to let you in on a little secret: For years we have been privately enjoying “uncut” Maker’s Mark straight from the barrel, and now we are experimenting a bit further.
A very limited supply of Maker’s Mark Cask Strength will be shared with the bartender community, asking them to weigh in on it and use it to make their next handmade cocktail.
This “uncut” or “cask strength” expression is Maker’s Mark pulled directly from the barrel when it has reached its peak maturity. It retains the smoothness and approachability of Maker’s Mark, amplifying those flavors that you, our whisky fans, have come to love over the past 60 years.
Just like people, barrels of bourbon don’t mature at the same rate. Every batch is a little different and unique in its own right – as are the Kentucky summers – so typically the ABV (alcohol by volume) will vary slightly from bottle to bottle, resulting in Cask Strength anywhere from 108–114 proof.
We imagine that you may like to try it as well, so, beginning later this fall, you will be able to experience Maker’s Mark Cask Strength for yourself at our home in Loretto. So please, come on down to the distillery and let us know what you think!
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