"Maker’s Mark, the pioneer of handcrafted bourbon, is known for its smooth and approachable flavor which stems from the use of red winter wheat in the mash as opposed to rye. Fastidious about quality and a hands-on distilling and aging process, Maker’s Mark has always been a consistent product due to the purposefully inefficient production process at its National Historic Landmark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. In fact, the distillery produced only one bourbon for nearly fifty years before the introduction of Maker’s 46 in 2010.
Beginning fall 2014, Maker’s Mark will introduce Maker’s Mark Cask Strength, which is Maker’s Mark straight from the barrel – uncut and unfiltered. With a proof of approximately 108-114, Cask Strength retains the essence of original Maker’s Mark, with even more front-of-the-palate flavors. It just amplifies the taste that Maker’s Mark fans have come to love over the past 60 years."