MAKER’S MARK PRIVATE SELECT WHEATED BOURBON
It’s important to note that all of the available Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskeys are, in fact, wheated. And while the brand’s standard offering is both popular and widely available (and actually pretty damn good for what you’ll pay), their Private Barrel Select is just better by all accounts. And that’s due to a couple of noteworthy differences. For starters, this expression starts out as a cask strength version of regular Maker’s Mark. But then each barrel has 10 custom wood finishing staves added to them, before being sent to age in the brand’s limestone cellar. With 1,001 possible combinations, each expression of this liquor is unique — meaning you might just have to try a few to find your favorite.