Beginning as fully matured Maker’s Mark at cask strength, expressions of Private Select are created by adding 10 custom finishing staves to each barrel and finishing them in our limestone cellar to extract more flavor. The 10 finishing staves can be any combination of five flavor profiles chosen especially for this program.
With 1,001 possible stave combinations, each expression of Private Select has a customized finish and taste profile that is unique, yet undeniably Maker’s.® Maker’s Mark Private Select® is available in select markets and also at the distillery.
Nose: Notes of oak, vanilla and smoky charcoal
Taste: Varies based on combination of stave types
Finish: Longer on the front of the palate with no roughness or bitterness