Maker's 46 Bourbon
We age Maker’s 46® a bit longer inside barrels containing seared French oak staves. The staves create bolder, more complex flavors – while eliminating the bitterness that usually comes with whiskies that are aged longer.
As we tinkered with finding the perfect flavor profile for Maker’s 46®, we brought in the folks who make our barrels to help us out. Although barrel makers are referred to as coopers, around here they’re known as “wood chefs.”
Working together, we discovered that by carefully searing French oak staves and inserting them into barrels of fully matured Maker’s Mark®, we can lock in the tannins of the wood that cause bitterness. When tannins are eliminated, it allows the caramelized wood sugars to intensify.
As bourbon matures, it absorbs its distinctive flavors by moving in and out of the wood inside charred oak barrels. The heat of the summer leads to more interaction with the barrel, while winter creates less interaction.
Just like Maker’s Mark®, Maker’s 46® is aged to taste. But unlike Maker’s Mark®, which ages between five and six years before it’s ready, there is a much smaller window for perfection for Maker’s 46®.
Maker’s 46 begins as fully matured Maker’s Mark, but we finish Maker’s 46 only during winter when bourbon matures more slowly. We watch it and taste it almost every day. Then, after just a few months when the flavors are at the perfect balance, we open the barrels and bottle the bourbon for you.
All deliveries are door-to-door, we do not allow collections.
When will your order be delivered?
Please note, this is an estimate. It is subject to availability of stock of the item you have ordered.
In almost all instances, you can look forward to the following time from order to delivery once your order leaves the Bottleshop’s warehouse.
- To Cape Town and surrounds: 1 – 2 Business Days
- To JHB, PTA and Durban: 2 – 3 Business Days
- To Regional Areas*: 2 – 5 Business Days
- To Remote Areas**: 5 – 7 Business Days
We deliver between 09h00 and 17h00 on Business Days (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).
*Regional Areas: 50-100km outside of CPT, JHB, PTA and DBN.
**Remote Areas: Areas in South Africa other than the main centres and regional areas. 100km + outside of CPT, JHB, PTA and DBN.
R75.00 for orders below R1000 within the Western Cape.
R95.00 for orders below R1000 outside the Western Cape.
Tracking your order
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We offer over 6000 items and purchases occur throughout the day and night. There are therefore rare instances where we cannot deliver the item you have ordered, even though our website has let you purchase the item and been believed to be “available”.
If this happens, our customer service team will get in touch and we will recommend a comparable item or offer you a full refund.
Does Bottleshop deliver internationally?
We deliver internationally.
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Returns / Refund Policy
What do I need to do to return an item/s?
Bottleshop.co.za does not accept returns unless the products are broken upon signature by the courier or expired.
If you notify us after the 24 hour period you will have to send the item back at your own cost.
Refunds will be processed the same method we received payment. EFT to the same bank account or the same Credit Card you used to purchase the items with.
Please note that all items must be in there original packaging and in the same condition as you received them. Please check them when you receive them.
We will not accept returns of broken bottles once the parcel has been signed for by you or the recipient.