About Maker's Mark Justify Special Edition Bourbon Whiskey
On October 1, 1953, William Samuels Sr. purchased Burks Distillery, which was situated in Loretto, Kentucky, for $35,000. Five years later, the distillery released the first bottles of Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey, which featured the distillery’s distinctive red wax seal. The distillery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1980.
Made from a mash of corn, wheat, and malted barley, Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (spelled without an “e” to honor the Samuels family’s Scottish heritage) manages to marry large-scale, global production with a rich tradition in a way that few other distilleries can rival. The actual “makers” of Maker’s Mark still rotate the barrels in the distillery’s warehouses, bottle the whiskey and dip the bottles in wax — all by hand.
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon is distilled from wheat, making it highly distinct from the majority of other bourbons on the market which are made from a mash of malted barley, rye, and corn. Wheat serves as the replacement for rye in the recipe. This 'wheated' bourbon, is crafted from red winter wheat, and bottled at 90 proof.
This special edition Maker’s Mark commemorates Triple Crown-winning racehorse Justify. The bottle’s green, black, and white color scheme honors the silks worn by Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith.
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