Ask your favorite bartender what bottle launched their love affair with bourbon... More often than not, the answer will be the classic Maker's Mark with its iconic red wax and sweet and balanced character. Loads of caramel and vanilla accented by notes of woody oak with a smooth and subtle finish there's more to love here. Revisit the bottle that kicked off thousands of bartenders careers, it's great added to a Whisky Mule or any of your favorite Whisky cocktails.
Travel fewer than sixty miles from Louisville, through the gorgeous green landscape, and you’ll arrive at a distillery with a reputation that dwarfs its footprint. Maker’s Mark has been putting its stamp on the world of whiskey since Bill Samuels Sr. bought the old Burks Distillery in 1953, though it didn’t really reach icon status until the mid-2000s. The brand’s signature red-wax top and square bottle are unmistakable tractor beams that draw whiskey lovers in droves. With a reputation for quality and consistency, their small batch production has changed little over the years, with the introduction of just two new products in the last decade. Our recent visit to the distillery served as our reminder that this is one hell of a whiskey.