Maker's Mark Distillery

Status:
Operational

Established:
1953

Visitor Policy:
Visitors welcome throughout the year

Tel:
+1 270 865 2099

Website:
View website

Address:
3350 Burks Spring Road,
Loretto,
40037
Kentucky
United States

Maker’s Mark is the only bourbon distillery producing just one Brand of Bourbon. The original 'premium' bourbon, Maker’s Mark has been lovingly built by three generations of the Samuels family. However, the family’s distilling roots stretch back eleven generations. (See History)

At the time of its launch, Maker’s Mark was sold at a premium price to other bourbons then on the market. Initially, as an extended age statement did not justify its price position, it was a difficult sale. In fact the bottle had no age statement on it at all. It might not flaunt it, but Maker’s Mark is aged for around a year longer than the four year minimum and it is no overstatement to say that Bill Samuels Senior established the premium bourbon category.

Maker's Mark is one of the few American whiskeys to be spelled, ‘whisky’ without an ‘e’. Apparently the official American spelling is ‘whisky’ but the historic American spelling of ‘whiskey’ is tolerated and practically all other American distillers spell theirs with the "e". Marker’s Mark spelling without the ‘e’ celebrates the Samuels family’s Scottish heritage.

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