<div>Bourbon News & Notes: Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series; Paul Sutton Small Batch Bourbon; Art Eatables</div>
BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 26 February 2021, by Susan Reigler Newest Release of Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series If it’s anything like its predecessors, the third release in the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series is well worth seeking out. Maker’s Director of Innovation, Jane Bowie, who oversees the limited release (only two per year) says that the new bourbon, “…tastes just like a barrel warehouse smells,” which sounds like a good thing. Dubbed FAE-01 after the custom toasted wood stave used in secondary barrel finishing of the bourbon, it has also been described by Bowie as “fruit forward.” This is a cask-strength bourbon, weighing in between 110.3 and 110,6 proof. Tasting notes released by Maker’s Mark state that it is heavy with wood, dark, fruit and tobacco on the nose matched by dried dark fruits, strong tobacco and “barrel extractives.” The finish is “creamy, lingering, and round.” Given those tobacco notes,...Read more