Makers Mark Wood Finishing Series 2021 Limited Release FAE-02 Bourbon Whiskey
Our 2021 expressions took a leap forward with a full year of stave research. FAE-02 staves are French oak that’s double heat-treated—with infrared, then a flame finish. The infrared creates furans (or caramel flavor). The flame finish balances the caramel with lignin (vanilla). For FAE-01, we seared one side of the stave, leaving one side raw, and extracted different flavors from each side of the wood.
Toasty, sweet oak with caramel and light brown sugar
Texture forward with deep oak notes and spice
Long, balanced, and consistent in texture and tone
Cask Strength (109.1)