February 13, 2021

Maker’s Mark

Handmade From Start To Finish…

Maker’s Mark® is handmade from start to finish at the historic distillery in Loretto, Ky. Made with red winter wheat for a softer, front-of-tongue finish, the bourbon is then aged to taste, ensuring a consistency and quality that make Maker’s Mark®… well, Maker’s Mark. . Each and every bottle of Maker’s® is still hand-dipped in signature red wax at the distillery, just like Bill would have wanted.

 

Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • Maker’s Mark 60ml
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • Orange peel
  • Ice

Glassware

  • Old Fashioned Glass

Garnish

  • Orange peel

Method

  1. In an old-fashioned glass, add all ingredients
  2. Fill glass with good quality ice and stir to optimum dilution
  3. Garnish and serve

 

Maker’s Mark & Ginger

Ingredients

  • Maker’s Mark 30ml or 45ml
  • Ginger beer
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • Ice

Glassware

  • Highball glass

Garnish

  • Orange slice or mint sprig

Method

  1. Fill glass with Ice
  2. Pour 30 or 45ml of Maker’s Mark
  3. Fill up glass with Ginger beer
  4. Garnish with a slice of orange or mint sprig

What’s It Like

Colour: Golden Amber

Aroma: Woody oak, caramel, vanilla, and wheat prevail in the nose

Taste: Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla, and fruity essences

Finish: Smooth and subtle

Did You Know

T. William “Bill” Samuels Sr. (first owner of Makers Mark, Oct 1953) received considerable assistance and recipes from cult/unicorn distillery Stitzel-Weller owner #PappyVanWinkle.

So that his new bourbon would have a softer taste, Bill created his recipe with gentle red winter wheat as the flavouring grain instead of the traditional rye which most other bourbons use.

Another little known fact: Bill’s wife, Marjorie “Margie” Samuels, gave the whiskey its name, drew the label, and thought up the distinctive red wax dip.  Each bottle is hand-dipped in a signature red wax, meaning no two are exactly alike.

Makers was introduced to the American market in 1959.   In the 60’s and 70’s it was advertised with the catch-phrase “It tastes expensive… and it is.”   Thankfully… we sell it at $44.99 Every. Single. Day.

Website: www.makersmark.com

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