Spirit  of the Month special available: 21 May to 17 June 2018

Spirit  of the Month special available: 21 May to 17 June 2018

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 & 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

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
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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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