Bourbon fans are awaiting the roll-out of a new Maker's Mark variant.

Maker's 46, named after the number of recipes it took to find the right flavours, went on sale in Harrods last week but will be more widely available from next month.

The bourbon was created to be sipped neat or over ice and is created by removing fully matured Maker's Mark from its barrel, affixing ten seared French oak staves to the inside of the original barrel, then putting the Maker's Mark back in and aging it for several more months.

The result is a complex Bourbon with notes of caramel, vanilla and spice.

"Maker's 46 is uniquely crafted to deliver an exceptional flavour that is bigger and bolder while maintaining the smoothness of Maker's Mark," said Janice McIntosh, marketing controller for imported whiskey at distributor, Maxxium UK.

"Bartenders and bourbon aficionados will be keen to welcome this premium expression as it meets the growing appetite for quality bourbons and we couldn't be more excited to introduce it to the UK."

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