• Category – Spirits, whiskey, US, Bourbon, 54.5% abv
  • Available – From this month
  • Location – The US, available nation-wide in the off-premise
  • Price – SRP of US$59.99 per 75cl bottle, available in limited – albeit unspecified – quantities

Beam Suntory has released the second in this year’s two-strong line from Maker’s Mark’s annual ‘Wood Finishing Series’ of bottlings.

FAE-02, which joins March’s first expression in the Bourbon’s sub-portfolio, comprises cask-strength Maker’s Mark that has been finished in barrels that also hold staves made from virgin French oak. FAE-01 underwent the same ageing process but with American oak staves.

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The pair take their name from the abbreviation for fatty acid esters, which, according to the brand owner, are present in spirit that has not been chill-filtered.

Available across the US off-premise in limited – albeit unspecified – quantities, Maker’s Mark FAE-02 will also feature in this month’s pack from ‘The Whisky Drop’, the brand’s direct-to-consumer subscription service, in Kentucky and Washington DC.

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