Admittedly, bourbon is an acquired taste. Frankly, I appreciate that burn that goes right down your throat and back up again when you take a shot, but I know it’s not for everyone. If you are a fan, however, you’ve likely enjoyed your share of Maker’s Mark. Well, the 2020 release from the brand’s Wood Finishing Series is an extra special one, people, and that’s because it has notes of butter pecan ice cream!
- It’s like a dessert and a drink in one. Well, sort of. The new, limited-edition bottle of Maker’s Mark just so happens to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Maker’s Mark 46, which is the brand’s signature blend first developed with their stave finishing method. What better time for a celebratory, ice cream-esque tipple?
- Maker’s Mark have really amped up the butter pecan this year. “Since the introduction of Maker’s Mark 46, wood staves have become our tool of choice for unlocking and amplifying natural flavors already present in our classic Maker’s Mark — always purposefully and with a specific taste vision in mind,” said director of innovation Jane Bowie in a statement. “Where Maker’s Mark 46 was about creating a ‘bolder’ Maker’s, and the 2019 release was all about boosting the notes of baking spice and fruit, our 2020 Limited Release has been a quest to amp up those rich vanilla and buttery-caramel flavors that typically stem from our unique approach to seasoning our barrel wood outside for a full year.” I’m game!
- The stave process is special this year too. For 2020, there’s not one but two stave styles being used, one each of caramel and vanilla. Together, they create that delicious butter pecan flavor we’re after. The notes will be subtle and complementary and will take your Maker’s Mark experience to the next level, no doubt.
- The bottles will be out in September, so keep your eyes peeled. You’re looking at about $59.99 for a 750ml bottle of Maker’s Mark’s special butter pecan bottles. You’ll want to grab one because they won’t last long!