Since its founding in 1953 Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky has been a company that is well known for ‘sticking to its knitting’. They don’t wander off the Maker’s path too far. They make one thing and they make it really well, a wheated Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. The way the story goes when Maker’s Mark started out Bill Samuels, Sr. took the family’s original 170 year old bourbon recipe and burned it. From there he started on a quest to make a new bourbon that was nothing short of, as Bill Samuels, Jr. often says – “Yummy”.
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