Maker's 46 Cask Strength Bourbon
Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength, according to those behind it, goes through the same finishing process as the regular 46, only instead of the regular 94 proof, what one ends up with normally are bottlings that range from 108-114 proof when available at the distillery. For the one being put into select retailers nationwide, however, it has been bottled at 109.6 proof.
“Introducing Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength,” said Rob Samuels, Managing Director, Maker’s Mark Distillery, in a prepared statement. “This limited release, previously only available in small quantities at our National Historic Landmark distillery, represents the purest expression of the bold taste that has made our original Wood Finishing Series Bourbon so beloved. It’s as close as you can get to sampling Maker’s Mark 46 right out of the barrel in our limestone cellar.
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.