In 1954, Bill Samuels Snr disrupted the bourbon industry by setting fire to his family’s 170 year old recipe. He set out to create a full-flavoured, easy-to-drink bourbon replacing traditional distiller’s rye with soft, red winter wheat.
The first, original handcrafted bourbon ever created – now the No.1 Premium American Whiskey in UK.
Barrels are still hand rotated – ensuring the exposure to the right temperatures around the warehouse.
Every bottle is hand-dipped in red wax. While every drop of our premium bourbon is consistent, each drip is distinctively different.
Every label is hand pressed using a 1935 Chandler & Price printing press that has been a part of Maker’s Mark for most of our existence.
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If you’re ever in Kentucky, we’d love to have you over for a tour of the distillery. You’ll find that the same attention to detail that goes into making our bourbon has gone into preserving this place. Star Hill Farm covers more than 1,000 acres.
Research shows that humans need to relax for exactly 36 minutes a day. So we’ve got you covered with exactly 36 meditative minutes of Maker’s bottles humming along our hand-dipping line. All you have to do is pour yourself a glass and sit back, listen and relax.