Maker’s Mark Announces Wood Finishing Series 2021 Limited Release
Maker’s Mark has unveiled the latest entry in the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series, the 2021 Limited Release: FAE-01. Hitting shelves in limited quantities this March, this bottling is the first of two complementary bourbons. It will be followed by a second expression, 2021 Limited Release: FAE-02, in the fall of this year.
Marking the third year of limited releases from Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series, the 2021 bourbons take inspiration from the choices Maker’s Mark makes during production — namely, not chill-filtering — in order to retain character and depth of flavor, the company says. The 2021 release aims to emphasize characteristics that stem from that choice — including dark, dried fruit and woody notes and a full-bodied texture — by using the distillery’s wood stave-finishing technique.