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
Maker’s Mark 30ml or 45ml
1 dash of bitters
Orange slice or mint sprig
Fill glass with Ice
Pour 30 or 45ml of Maker’s Mark
Fill up glass with Ginger beer
Garnish with a slice of orange or mint sprig
Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned
Maker’s Mark 60ml
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 dashes of bitters
1 teaspoon of water
Old Fashioned Glass
In an old-fashioned glass, add all ingredients
Fill glass with good quality ice and stir to optimum dilution
Garnish and serve
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.
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