Maker's Mark is the original hand-made premium bourbon whisky made at a tiny distillery in Loretto, KY. With a passion for creating a bourbon that would one day be appreciated by whisky connoisseurs around the world, Bill Samuels, Sr., a 6th generation Kentucky distiller, created a truly hand crafted Kentucky whisky in 1953, and revolutionized the category.
In 1959, the first case of Maker's Mark was sold to Keeneland racecourse. For the next 20 years, its popularity grew among Kentuckians basically by word of mouth and remained one of Kentucky's "Best Kept Secrets." While Maker's Mark remains as a tiny distillery with limited production focused on quality - not quantity, today it is the #1 premium bourbon whisky in every major urban center in the nation.
Last year, to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Secretariat the famed Maker's Mark company produced a special limited edition bottle unlike any they have ever distributed. This rare collectible bottle with its distinctive black frosted glass featuring Secretariat etched in gold was only sold in Kentucky with the proceeds from the sale of the bottles benefiting the Secretariat Center and the Secretariat Bronze Fund. Although liquor laws prohibit us from selling the bottle, Secretariat.com is proud to offer the next best thing with an array of accompanying products to tantalize thoroughbred racing buffs and Maker's Mark fans alike. An absolute must for those who honor Derby tradition!