Where is Maker’s Mark?
The distillery in the south of the United States is run by one of the oldest “Bourbon families” in the USA. The Samuels family is a dynasty of distillers who produced Whiskey in Kentucky long before Prohibition.
According to Rob Samuels, the current Managing Director, The Whiskey was terrible and hardly drinkable by today’s standards. The actual founders of the Makers Mark Brand were Rob’s grandparents, Bill sen. and Margie Samuels. While Bill sen. tinkering with the right recipe and eventually developing it together with Pappy van Winkle (a Kentucky Whiskey legend), his wife Margie, in addition to the three children, took care of the marketing appearance of Makers Mark. The special thing about the grain composition of Makers Mark is that there is no Rye. Corn accounts for the lion’s share, followed by winter wheat and barley. Samuels is convinced that the special grain mixture makes the special taste of his whiskey. When the first Maker’s Mark finally went on the market in 1954, it was placed in the Premium Segment, which practically did not exist at that time. According to legend, Bill sen. burned the old family recipe of the terrible whiskey back then and torched almost the whole house in this action.
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