When you visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery, you’ll have a rare opportunity to experience Maker’s Mark® Private Select™, a series of Maker's Mark® expressions created by using the same principles Bill Samuels, Jr., used when he created Maker’s 46®. Beginning as fully matured Maker’s Mark® at cask strength, expressions of Private Select are created by adding 10 custom finishing staves to each barrel and finishing them in our limestone cellar to extract more flavor. The 10 finishing staves can be any combination of five flavor profiles chosen especially for this program. With 1,001 possible stave combinations, each expression of Private Select has a customized finish and taste profile that is unique, yet undeniably Maker's®. Maker’s Mark® Private Select™ is available in select markets and also at the distillery.