Tag: Maker’s Mark

Kentucky Bourbon Affair – A True Bourbon Fantasy Camp.

As the 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Affair (June 6-11) draws near, I was reminiscing with friends about last year’s event, where I started by going in-depth at Four Roses, tried pre-prohibition T.W. Samuels the following evening, and wrapped up the next day by shooting skeet…

Maker’s Mark v. Diageo – The Fight Over Bourbon’s Most Recognizable Trademark.

Until now, all of my posts about history-making lawsuits between distillers have involved really old cases.  Some have dated back practically to the birth of bourbon, like my post on the lawsuit between James Pepper and Labrot & Graham (How Woodford Reserve got to…

Country Distillers v. Samuels – the rise of Maker’s Mark.

Maker’s Mark declared September 14, 2013 “Ambassador Day.”  The Ambassador program, of course, is the ingenious rewards/loyalty program of Maker’s Mark.  (Disclaimer:  I’ve been an Ambassador since 2005.)  Was September 14 just a date picked out of thin air, or did it have some…