Maker's Mark Distillery - Loretto,Kentucky
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N 37° 38.891 W 085° 21.013
16S E 645540 N 4168061
Quick Description: Maker’s Mark is a handcrafted, small-batch bourbon whiskey distilled in Loretto, Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2009 9:42:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM5PQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
Maker's Mark is not aged for any specific period of years; rather it is bottled and marketed when expert tasters agree that it is ready. Maker's Mark is one of the few distillers to rotate the barrels from the upper to the lower levels of the aging warehouses during the aging process to benefit from the differences in temperature during the process. The aging process does abide by the US bourbon law by aging for a minimum of 2 years.

Maker's Mark is sold in squarish bottles, which are sealed with red wax. T. William Samuels’s wife, Margorie "Marge" Samuels, gave the whiskey its name, drew its label, and thought up the wax dipping that gives the bottle its distinctive look. It was introduced to the market in 1959. In the United States, only one variety is marketed, bottled at 90 U.S. proof (45% alcohol by volume). There is a higher (101.5) proof brand, sealed with gold wax, previously marketed in the U.S. but now sent only to selected export markets. The seal on the bottle says "S IV". This mark indicates that the Samuels family (generation #4) is now in charge of the distilling process. Maker's Mark is one of the few American made whiskeys to be spelled in the Scottish form, "whisky," as opposed to "whiskey." Technically, in United States law, the official American spelling is "whisky"; however, the historic American spelling of "whiskey" is tolerated, and the vast majority of American distillers spell the word with the "e". The few American distillers who use the spelling without an "e", such as Maker's Mark, tend to have a Scottish heritage.
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3350 Burks Spring Road
Loretto, KY USA


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