EP 40: The Winter’s Wheat is Coming

The Friskey Whiskey Podcast

Dec 6 2023 • 1 hr 9 mins

Join MikeD and TI as we invite Steve back onto this episode! We go through a few of the unique expressions from Maker's Mark!

Maker's Mark was created by T. William "Bill" Samuels Sr., who purchased the Burks' Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky in 1953. Production began in 1954 and the first bottles were bottled in 1958. The brand's signature red wax seal is still hand-dipped today.  The story of Maker's Mark began when Bill Samuels Sr. accidentally set fire to the family's 170-year-old recipe. He then experimented with different grains to create his own mash bill.   The family's quest was to create a bourbon they enjoyed drinking and sharing with friends. Maker's Mark was the world's first premium bourbon.  The brand was acquired by Hiram Walker in 1981.

The Wood Finishing Series first hit shelves in 2019, as a spin-off of sorts to the company's Private Selection program. The idea was to take everything Maker's Mark had already learned about wood science and really push the boundaries of their signature, steadfast bourbon in the form of limited releases.

Maker's Mark Limited Edition Wood Finishing Series Bourbon Whiskey 2019

Maker's Mark Limited Edition Wood Finishing Series Bourbon Whiskey 2023

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