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Maker's Mark's New 2024 Star Hill Farm American Wheat Whisky Goes Local And Sustainable

 

Maker's Mark, the popular wheated Bourbon, looks to be preparing for the release of a locally grown whisky expression, which comes on the back of its distillery's achievement of being the first distillery homeplace to earn the Regenified Certificate.

Maker's Mark's homeplace, Star Hill Farm, earned the regenerative agricultural certificate earlier in March 2023, and looks set to mark the achievement with a highly wheated expression come 2024, with the release of an American Wheat Whisky 2024 Release.

The new expression will make use of wheat from its Star Hill Farm, with grains harvested, distilled and barreled in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017. It will feature a unique mashbill of 61% Soft Red Winter Wheat, 20% Malted Soft Red Winter Wheat and 19% Malted Barley, with no use of corn (or rye in the mashbill, although Maker's Mark does not historically use rye in its expressions).

This will be a change from its standard mashbill of 16% Red Winter Wheat, 14% Malted Barley and 70% Corn.

The new American Wheat Whisky 2024 Release will be bottled at 106.5 Proof (53.24% ABV).

"At Star Hill Farm, we are dedicated to the progress of regenerative farming, both in service to our whisky - to unlock unparalleled flavours - and in service to our land - using processes and practices that give back to nature more than they take.

We are leading the way to encourage others to transition to regenerative farming practices, advancing our long-term mission to cultivate whisky that betters the world, while crafting the most flavorful product possible. Your purchase will support advancing the education & adoption of regenerative farming worldwide.

We hope that from our small corner of the planet, the optimism of this new approach inspires far beyond our fences - and that you enjoy this special expression of our growing season from the Maker's Mark Distillery."

 

Even the paper labels used for this expression is made from 100% recycled materials including spent wheat fibers and the distillery's own paper waste.

An exciting launch to say the least!

  

Kanpai!

88 Bamboo Editorial Team