Maker’s Mark Special Father’s Day release
Marker’s Mark will release a special limited-edition, father-and-son bottling will be available from the last three barrels laid down on Bill Samuels, Jr.’s final day before he retired in 2011, and the first three barrels from Rob Samuels’ new tenure leading the brand starting the next day. The 375ml bottles will be uniquely labeled and packaged together for purchase at the distillery beginning Friday, June 16th, just in time for Father’s Day. Each bottle will be a single-barrel offering – quite rare for Maker’s Mark – to symbolize the brand’s unique consistency from barrel to barrel, and now generation to generation. (Maker’s Mark is the only distillery to hand-rotate barrels through the aging process which creates a consistency from barrel to barrel not found in any other bourbon. Bill Samuels, Sr.’s only instruction to Bill Jr. when he took over the brand was, “Don’t screw up the whisky,” and that’s the very same message Bill Jr. delivered to Rob back in 2011.) The two-bottle set with a special display stand will be $150.