After Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark was my second favorite distillery that we visited namely due to the high quality tour and the distillery grounds themselves. I thought that reading numerous distillery posts might become a bit boring after a while and so I came up with the idea to do a photo essay post, one which would showcase the beauty of the distillery. But here are some fun facts about it:
-Maker’s Mark has a “college campus” feel to it. The grounds are extensive and it truly resemble a quiet, stunning place where one would see undergraduates studying, hanging out with friends, or just relaxing.
-The distillery has been around since 1805 but it was purchased by a Mr. Samuels, founder of Maker’s Mark, in the 1950s. He and his family are credited for making it into what it is today.
-The signature dripping wax that is found on each and every Maker’s Mark bottle is trademarked (this is why you won’t see anyone else doing it). And the wife of Mr. Samuels is actually the one to come up with the idea (she was an art teacher and bestowed many of her artistic abilities and creative ideas onto the distillery and company).
-Maker’s Mark is the only bourbon distillery to still rotate all of the inventory.
-The Samuels’ family has Scottish roots which is why there is no “e” in whisky (I bet you never noticed that before).
Note: Tours cost $7 for adults
See? No “e” in whisky
Empty since production was shut down due to it being summer-
otherwise these would be used for the mash cooking process
Maker’s Mark second type of bourbon-Maker’s 46
The bottling room
Mrs. Samuels is the one to come up with the idea of incorporating the
Julie is a travel and food blogger who lives in Pittsburgh. Travel is her greatest love but when she’s not traveling the world, she’s either testing out a new recipe in the kitchen or playing the part of foodie in Pittsburgh. She also recently published her first novel, The Tears of Yesteryear, a work of historical fiction set in Pittsburgh at the turn of the last century.
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