Back in December 2009, Bill Samuels told us he had a new whiskey in the works. And Chuck Cowdery has been on this story since September.
On June 7, the Associated Press reported that Maker’s Mark 46 will arrive in July. It’s aged a bit longer and finished in oak planked barrels. The new Maker’s is 94 proof, higher than the standard 90 proof Maker’s.
See also the fine piece on this new Bourbon at http://alcohology.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/makers-mark-46-yes-the-new-46/.