Maker's Mark Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
From the barrel to the bottle at 108 to 114 proof, Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength retains the signature front-of-the-palate flavors of Maker’s Mark® – while amping up the oak, caramel, vanilla and spice to create a remarkable new bourbon. Though it’s bottled at a higher proof than either Maker’s Mark® or Maker’s 46® bourbons, Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength has a lower proof than most cask strength whiskies. A higher proof can overwhelm a bourbon with a heavy alcohol taste. And Maker’s Mark has always been about creating whiskies that taste “yummy.”
Although Maker’s Mark® goes into barrels at a consistent entry proof of 110, the proof of Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength will vary.
As water evaporates from the barrels as our whisky slumbers, the proof increases. But if you’ve ever lived in Kentucky, you know the summer temperatures can fluctuate wildly – so the rate at which our bourbon becomes the “angel’s share” also differs. As a result, it's never 100% sure what the proof will be till we open the barrels.