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County Connections: Maker's Mark continuing to produce wax dipped bottles for over a half century

10/25/2017 10:08 AM

LORETTO – The Maker’s Mark Distillery continues to welcome visitors to their Marion County facility where folks can get a behind-the-scenes at the production process. The distillery was established in 1953 on the site of an old 1800’s grist mill. On October 1, 1953, T. William “Bill” Samuels Sr., purchased the “Burks’ Distillery” in Loretto, Kentucky, for $35,000. Bourbon production began in 1954, and the first run was bottled in 1958 under the brand’s distinctive dipped red wax seal. Director of Visitor... Read more 


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