A few months back we took advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime, we participated in the first ever Makers Mark Private Select Barrel program.

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What is the Private Select barrel you ask?  It is when we take Makers Mark Cask Strength and select the Oak Stave Combination that will lay with the bourbon for its final rest.  We had 5 different staves to choose from and all of which had a very different effect on the bourbon.  In order for us to make sure we got the right selection – it took us quite a bit of testing!

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Finally, we came to an agreement.  Our perfect finish was a Stave selection of 2- French Cuvee, 3- Makers Mark 46, 2- Roasted French Mocha, 3-French Spice

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You can’t rush perfection!

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To learn more about the process of our Private Select experience – Stop by our Wicker Park location on Wednesday, 6/29 @ 6pm and meet Jane Bowie, Makers Mark Maturation Specialist

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