Maker's Mark http://wfpl.org en Maker's Mark Announces $67 Million Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/makers-mark-announces-67-million-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maker’s Mark is announcing plans for a $67 million expansion of its distillery in </span>Loretto<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ky.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bourbon maker says it will expand operations with an exact replica of its two existing stills, boosting production by 50 percent.</span></p><p>Construction of &nbsp;a new still is expected to take about 18 months to complete.&nbsp;&nbsp; Maker’s Mark will also build a series of warehouses over the next seven years for aging the increased volume of bourbon.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 8729 at http://wfpl.org Maker's Mark Announces $67 Million Expansion Sales of Maker's Mark Pitino Bottle to Benefit Academic Center http://wfpl.org/post/sales-makers-mark-pitino-bottle-benefit-academic-center <p>One of Kentucky’s best-known bourbon producers is selling thousands more commemorative bottles of its product to raise money for the University of Louisville.</p><p>Maker’s Mark is selling 12,600 bottles featuring a photo and tribute to men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.</p><p>Proceeds will to the U of L Center of Excellence, an $8 million facility for student-athletes in all sports that will be built on campus.</p><p>Maker’s Mark began producing&nbsp; U of L commemorative &nbsp;bottles last year in support of the center, which will be located at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:56:15 +0000 Rick Howlett 5646 at http://wfpl.org Sales of Maker's Mark Pitino Bottle to Benefit Academic Center Rick Pitino's Awesome Spring Continues With Maker's Mark Commemorative Bottle http://wfpl.org/post/rick-pitinos-awesome-spring-continues-makers-mark-commemorative-bottle <p>Rick Pitino&nbsp;will be featured on a limited edition series of Maker's Mark bourbon bottles benefiting a University of Louisville academic project.</p><p>It's the latest honor for the Cardinals' men's basketball coach, who led the team to the<a href="/post/what-louisville-cardinals-championship-celebration-looked-and-sounded"> 2013 national championship </a>and will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September. (He was also introduced to body art recently.)</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:45:42 +0000 Joseph Lord 5320 at http://wfpl.org Rick Pitino's Awesome Spring Continues With Maker's Mark Commemorative Bottle Maker's Mark Sales Grew 44% In Quarter With 42% Controversy http://wfpl.org/post/makers-mark-sales-grew-44-quarter-42-controversy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maker's Mark had something to cheer from the first three months of 2013, despite weathering intense criticism for tinkering with its bourbon.</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 19:07:51 +0000 Joseph Lord 5249 at http://wfpl.org Maker's Mark Sales Grew 44% In Quarter With 42% Controversy Maker's Mark Not Lowering Alcohol by Volume After All http://wfpl.org/post/makers-mark-not-lowering-alcohol-volume-after-all <p>In response to criticism, Maker's Mark has decided not to reduce the alcohol by volume of its bourbon after all.</p><p>The distillery had recently&nbsp;<a href="/post/makers-mark-reduces-alcohol-volume-meet-demand">moved to 42-percent alcohol by volume;</a> the switch back to the traditional 45-percent alcohol by volume is immediate. The Loretto, Ky., distillery has posted <a href="http://www.makersmark.com/#!/live-feed/news/34-you-spoke-we-listened">this statement </a>to its website—which Sunday afternoon wasn't loading properly—and Facebook page.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:36:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 4052 at http://wfpl.org Maker's Mark Not Lowering Alcohol by Volume After All Maker's Mark's Bill Samuels Jr.: 'We Don't Want to Price Maker's Mark Out of Reach' http://wfpl.org/post/makers-marks-bill-samuels-jr-we-dont-want-price-makers-mark-out-reach <p>Bill Samuels Jr., the former president and current chairman emeritus of Maker's Mark, has posted a note to <a href="http://www.makersmark.com/#!/live-feed/news/33-thanks-for-your-feedback">the company's website </a>addressing the recent announcement that Maker's Mark was <a href="/post/makers-mark-reduces-alcohol-volume-meet-demand">reducing its alcohol by volume three percentage points, </a>from 45 to 42.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:31:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 3924 at http://wfpl.org Maker's Mark's Bill Samuels Jr.: 'We Don't Want to Price Maker's Mark Out of Reach' Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels: Extremely Short Supply Led to Cut in Bourbon's Alcohol by Volume http://wfpl.org/post/makers-mark-coo-rob-samuels-extremely-short-supply-led-cut-bourbons-alcohol-volume <p>Maker's Mark was first made in the 1950s, but the family behind the bourbon has been distilling in Kentucky longer than Kentucky has been a state.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:41:04 +0000 Joseph Lord 3914 at http://wfpl.org Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels: Extremely Short Supply Led to Cut in Bourbon's Alcohol by Volume Maker's Mark Reduces Alcohol By Volume to Meet Demand http://wfpl.org/post/makers-mark-reduces-alcohol-volume-meet-demand <p>It's now going to take a little more Maker's Mark to get you tipsy, not that Maker's is the sort of bourbon one drinks just to get tipsy.</p><p>Nonetheless.</p><p>Maker's Mark is reducing its alcohol by volume by three percent in an effort to meet increased demand, says an e-mail from executives to Maker's Mark Ambassadors.</p><p><strong>Update 12:45 p.m. Sunday:</strong>&nbsp;Here's a Q&amp;A with Maker's Mark chief operating officer Rob Samuels, where he<a href="/post/markers-mark-coo-rob-samuels-extremely-short-supply-led-reduction-alcohol-volume"> explains the decision</a>.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:10:31 +0000 Joseph Lord 3910 at http://wfpl.org Maker's Mark Reduces Alcohol By Volume to Meet Demand Appeals Court Sides With Maker’s Mark in Wax Seal Dispute http://wfpl.org/post/appeals-court-sides-maker-s-mark-wax-seal-dispute <p>A federal appeals court has ruled that Maker&rsquo;s Mark holds the trademark on the dripping wax seal atop its bottles.&nbsp;</p><p>The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling granting the Kentucky bourbon maker a trademark on the seal, which serves decorative purposes only.</p><p>The decision comes in a case brought by London-based Diageo North America and Casa Cuervo of Mexico, which used a dripping red wax seal on special bottles of its Reserva tequila.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 18:41:50 +0000 Rick Howlett 174 at http://wfpl.org Appeals Court Sides With Maker’s Mark in Wax Seal Dispute