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Maker’s Mark Private Selection For The LEE Initiative

I was invited, along with seven other whiskey writers, to be part of a private selection at Maker’s Mark to support the LEE Initiative. Besides myself, there was Susan Reigler, Sara Havens, Carla Carlton, Maggie Kimberl, Steve Coomes, Seth Thompson,... Continue Reading →

Maker’s Mark’s Community Batch And The Lee Initiative

Maker’s Mark has always been a good corporate citizen in Kentucky. They have been issuing special bottles of Maker’s Mark with the profits going to charities for decades. Maker’s Mark, like all distilleries, also recognizes the importance of on-premise sales... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Maker’s Mark: My Autobiography

I have known Bill Samuels, Jr. for over twenty years. I have always respected him for being what I consider a generous “World Ambassador for Bourbon”. I have never heard him say anything negative about other brands or distilleries. He... Continue Reading →

Maker’s Mark And Stephen Rolfe Powell Art Glass

Maker’s Mark and the Samuels family have always had an interest in art. After all, the name “Maker’s Mark” was inspired by the maker’s mark on fine silver. Several years ago, Bill Samuels purchased a collection of 1940s paintings from... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Maker’s Mark Traveler’s Exclusive

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Maker’s Mark made a gold wax, 101 proof version of the brand back in the 1970s. They later discontinued the brand in the United States and it was only found in the... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries: Maker’s Mark – Setting The Bar For The 21st Century

Join us Wednesday for Historic Flights at The Silver Dollar or next Wednesday for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm. Maker’s Mark is now owned by Beam Suntory, but it was the wisdom of its founder T. William Samuels Sr.... Continue Reading →

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