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Friday, May 15, 2020

Maker's Mark Private Selections Coming to Ohio

Maker's Mark has announced five handcrafted expressions of Maker’s Mark® Private Selections for release only in Ohio beginning the week of May 18th. The five expressions are: Creamy Milkshake; Toffee Almond; Honeysuckle; Caramel Mocha Bomb; and Grandma’s Kitchen.

Maker's Mark has set up the following virtual tasting sessions via Zoom with Ohio Diplomats Mai Jeans and Thomas Bolton at 5:30 p.m. EST next week. The schedule and links are:
Price information and the exact dates and locations where these will be available was not provided. The tasting notes for each expression is provided in the infographic below.

My Take

For this release, the Ohio Liquor Commission is not releasing the list of stores or marketing this like they usually do for safety reasons to avoid large crowds.

If you are interested in this release, there are several safeguards I recommend...
  1. Check the state inventory website to see if your local store has any inventory (
  2. Call the store to ensure they actually have quantity in stock. If they do, ask to keep one for you. 
  3. Wear a mask when you go. As Dr. Amy says... "Don your cape". The mask isn't only for you, but also protects others from you if you are asymptomatic and is the courteous thing to do. It's the Ohio way #inThisTogetherOhio.
  4. Maintain social distancing when you go... 6 feet at all times when possible.
  5. Wipe down the bottle when you get home with an antibacterial wipe and wash your hands
For me, this is one I'm going to sit out unless I happen to be in a liquor store and I see a bottle, especially the Milkshake!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section.

Source: Maker's Mark


  1. Anyone know if this is available in south eastern ohio? Hard to determine using the tools.

    1. Yes. I just bought a bottle at Kroger. $70

    2. Not many Kroger's in SE Ohio. What town?

  2. Can someone post the stave profile of Milkshake? It's not pictured here and I haven't been able to find it. Thanks!


    5 Baked American Pure
    4 Maker's Mark 46
    1 Roasted French Mocha

  4. The Market District had grandmas kitchen & honeysuckle. I got bottle 192 of 211.

  5. Picked up bottle 1 and 3 of toffee Almond...have been enjoying bottle 3 and it is great

  6. This has just hit the Youngstown Mark