Maker’s Mark Introduces The Heart Release: A New Addition to the Wood Finishing Series

by Phillip Galyean

Maker’s Mark is excited to announce the latest addition to its renowned Wood Finishing Series, The Heart Release. This new expression celebrates the dedicated team behind the brand, highlighting their unique taste vision and commitment to excellence.

The Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series is a collection of unique bourbons that utilize an innovative wood stave-finishing technique to enhance the distinctive characteristics of the brand’s iconic bourbon. The Heart Release focuses on the passionate teams at Maker’s Mark, celebrating the individuals who distil the whisky and set the tone for the brand’s quality and innovation.

The Heart Release is characterized by its caramel, maple, and chocolate notes, achieved through the use of two custom French oak staves. This meticulous process results in a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that is both rich and creamy, offering a pure delight to bourbon enthusiasts.

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Toasted sweetness, stone fruit, cocoa
  • Taste: Brown sugar, maple, spice
  • Finish: Creamy, dark chocolate, long silky finish
  • Proof: Cask Strength (107-114)

For 2024, “The Heart Release” celebrates the entire distillery team, who share our vision and who have contributed their perspective to craft the final expression.

The Heart Release is a testament to Maker’s Mark’s ongoing innovation and commitment to quality. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a favorite cocktail, this new expression is sure to elevate any occasion.

About Maker’s Mark: Maker’s Mark is a handcrafted bourbon whisky, produced in Loretto, Kentucky. Founded in 1953, the distillery is renowned for its rich heritage, unique production process, and unwavering commitment to quality. Every bottle of Maker’s Mark is hand-dipped in signature red wax, a testament to the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship.

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