Despite the fact that bourbon doesn’t technically have to be made in Kentucky, most of the world’s best bourbon comes from the Bluegrass State. Maker’s Mark holds a special place in our hearts when it comes to delicious bourbons because it’s one of the few options you can find everywhere from dive to classic whiskey bar. One of the best bourbons under fifty bucks is getting a decidedly significant upgrade with the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Limited Release Bourbon due for release later this year. So what’s the deal with this Limited Release Maker’s Mark from the Wood Finishing Series? It’s crafted to feature more pronounced fruit notes and a brighter finish while still retaining the balance of baking spice and sweetness you’ve come to know and love from the red wax top original. How do they do it? This unique expression is finished with 10 very distinct wood staves–they call it Stave Profile RC6–and bottled at cask proof–54.1% or 108.2 proof–to create a truly unique expression of the Maker’s Mark formula. It’s slated to be released in limited quantities starting this October at a price of $60.