Alcohol Volume

Makers Mark Cutting Alcohol Volume In Its Bourbon

Feb 11, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is cutting the amount of alcohol in each bottle to stretch every drop of the famous Kentucky whiskey.

The brand known for its red wax seal has been unable to keep up with demand that doubled in recent years.

So the bourbon maker is lowering the alcohol volume from 45 percent to 42 percent - or 90 proof to 84 proof.