Cellar Aged is a new limited edition Kentucky straight bourbon release from Maker's Mark. Its creation begins with fully matured Maker's mark aged in traditional bourbon warehouses. Then the barrels are moved to a limestone whisky cellar for a further 5-6 years of aging. Mature barrels are selected, blended, and bottled at cask strength. For this 2023 release, the bottling is a marriage of 11-12 year old bourbon whiskeys.
"The nose has an aroma of brown bread that's been spread with apple butter that's heavy on the spice mix (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a hint of ginger). The palate takes on richer notes of buttery caramel fudge, walnuts, dried cherries, and hot cinnamon. There's a fair amount of viscosity and flavors of sweet wheat cereal on the midpalate, leading to a sumptuous, rich and spicy finish that exhibits a gentle tinge of charred oak and leather."
- 93 Points, Amanda Schuster