Maker's Mark "B&B Holiday Bombe" Private Selection Bourbon
With our Bombe barrel, we wanted to see just how far from “classic Maker’s” we could push things. Featuring only French oak staves, we wanted bold flavors and tons of character, something surprising, sophisticated, and still thoroughly enjoyable. The combination of the French Mendiant and French Spice stave combo are here, presenting now as dried cocoa powder, oak, almond and hazelnut. The caramel of the Maker’s 46 staves asserts itself as well, alongside lingering butterscotch, fruit preserves, and a hint of honey. The star though is the mélange of spice, clear notes of ginger, zippy and bright, with clove, allspice and cinnamon. Without rye’s signature savory notes, it remains firmly in wheated bourbon territory, yet one whose profile suggests a lengthy maturation.