The folks in Loretto tell me the success of new Maker's 46 has exceeded their expectations. The first release sold out quickly. The second release scheduled for September 1 was 100 percent pre-sold. There will be one more release in 2010.
Maker's is now announcing on its official Facebook page whenever shipments of 46 leave the distillery. They also suggest you ask your whiskey monger to start a priority waiting list. Maker's has had a few people inquire about where to get Maker's 46, about 50,000 people, actually.