Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series BRT-01 Straight Bourbon
To achieve the taste of Maker’s Mark®, we’ve always hand-rotated our barrels from the top to the bottom of our rickhouse. This equal exposure to temperatures gives each barrel the consistent flavors Maker’s Mark is known for. BRT-01 is inspired by the hotter top of the rickhouse and uses American oak staves to dial up the flavors developed over the first three years of extraction.
Caramel and butterscotch mixed with a sweet spice
Bright, brown sugar and stone fruit
Warm and toasty, paired with hints of honey
Cask Strength (109.4)
Maker's Mark has a zero-landfill initiative that will repurpose or recycle all waste at the distillery, including pulverizing used Maker’s Mark® bottles into sand for hiking trails across their property, Star Hill Farm. They also created the world’s largest research repository for white oak trees, the source of all bourbon barrels. This provides a living laboratory for scientists to study the sustainability of the tree species for future generations.
Maker’s Mark is proud to be the largest distillery in the world – and the first in Bourbon Country® – to join the B Corp™ global community.
Earning this certification is a natural fit for the values we’ve always upheld, starting with our founders, Bill and Margie Samuels, who worked and lived by a simple philosophy: “Make Your Mark. Leave No Trace.” To us this means bold, proactive, regenerative actions (Make Your Mark) coupled with comprehensive efforts to leave nothing harmful behind (Leave No Trace) – all to ensure that future generations inherit a world that’s even better than the one we did. We’ve dedicated ourselves to using business as a force for good, an approach we have in common with other B Corp companies. This is a major milestone that recognizes our commitment to fulfilling the 100-year vision that our founders set in place from the very beginning.
Zero Landfills: Our zero-landfill initiative will repurpose or recycle all waste at the distillery, including pulverizing used Maker’s Mark® bottles into sand for hiking trails across our property, Star Hill Farm.
White Oak Trees: We created the world’s largest research repository for white oak trees, the source of all bourbon barrels. This provides a living laboratory for scientists to study the sustainability of the tree species for future generations.
Providing Support: Giving back to the community in meaningful ways is key for us, including support for charitable causes in higher education, arts and the hospitality industry.