Maker's Mark sign


Location : Kentucky, Marion County town of Loretto. East USA
Region : Kentucky
Country : USA
Type : Bourbon, Kentucky (Small Batch Bourbon)
Distillery :  Maker's Mark Distillery
Loretto Kentucky
KY-52E, 502/865-2099 or 2881
Maker's Mark Visitors Center, : \L\102) 865-2099
Founded : 1840
Owner : ?
Producer :  ?
Water : ?
Remark :

Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight bourbon Whisky - old style sour mash

: Maker's Mark is more properly refered to as 'Small Batch Bourbon' rather than 'Kentucky'
Located south-east of Louisville, Maker's Mark can be reached by road no 150 towards Bardstown..
They have free tour that includes the stillhouse, warehouse and bottling operation; tours hourly on the half hour, not handicapped accessible.
Visitor center Monday to Saturday from 10:30-3:30, Sunday 1:30-3:30, two miles off KY-52E, Phone : \L\11) 502/865-2099 or 2881).
The Samuels family has been making bourbon here since 1953. It is the only operating distillery in the country that is a National Historic Landmark.
The distillery is one of the smallest distilleries in the US with a total of 30 people working with production of Maker's Mark.
They produce 18 barrels per day, which might be compared with 700 for some of the larger distilleries.
They use wheat instead of rye, currently the ownly commerical distiller to make this substitution. The history of the Samuels family can be traced back to T.W Samuels, who began making bourbon back in 1844. The Samuels inital 'S' and the generation that first began producing at Star Hill (IV) compose the trademark for the company.

Makers Mark Bottlings

Maker's Mark
Straight bourbon Whisky
Maker's Mark Whisky on display Maker's Mark Whisky bottle. Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight bourbon Whisky - old style sour mash
Age : ? years old.
Vol : 45%
Type : Bourbon
PriceIn Skjold Burne (Tidligere Amager Vincenter) 70 cl 45% Dkr 279,00
Taste : ?
Remark : The Samuels family has been making whiskey since 1840. Bill Samuels Jr., current operator of the Maker's Mark Distillery near the tiny Marion County town of Loretto, represents the family's fifth generation in the business. Come along for a tour of how bourbon is made and a short history of one of Kentucky's best-known products. 
Maker's Mark Distillery is located 15 miles south of Bardstown via KY 49. Tours are conducted hourly on the half-hour from  10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. : \L\1T) Monday through Saturday and at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. 

For more information: Maker's Mark Visitors Center, : \L\102) 865-2099 
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Makerís Mark is a well mannered bourbon whisky. It seduces the palate with a character all its own and provides an opportunity in connoisseurship filled with taste nuances. It is both subtle and full-flavoured. It is never harsh or offensive, but is a warm, colourful, exciting experience. Makerís Mark is highly thought of by friends and connoisseurs alike. 
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"Makerís MarkÖ.itís simply the best" 
Claude Taittinger, producer of quality Champagnes - Reims, France 
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"Makerís Mark has the greatest finesse of any bourbon" 
Michael Jackson, author of A World Guide to Whisky 
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"In my opinion, unequivocably the finest bourbon in the world. If you try it, I guarantee it will change your mind about bourbon. Thatís if you can find it first." 
Tony Aspler - Wine Tidings Magazine - Canada 

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