Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Maker's and 46 12"x12" oil


Maker's 46 starts with Maker's Mark straight from the barrel, then the barrel head is removed and ten wooden staves are affixed to the inside of the existing barrel.   The staves are slowly seasoned and cooked in order to caramelize the sugars in the wood.   Ultimately this helps give Maker's 46 with its distinct caramel and toasted oak flavor.  The Maker's Mark goes back into the ready barrel for at lease several more months, which is not a specific time, when it is ready their panel knows it.  Read all about it and see a video at Maker's Mark 46.
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