Maker's Mark Bourbon
Never bitter or sharp, Maker's Mark is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that's easy to drink. To ensure consistency, we rotate every barrel by hand and age our bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker's is still hand-dipped in their signature red wax at their distillery in Loretto, Ky., just like Bill, Sr., would have wanted.
Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences.
Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
Smooth and subtle
Maker’s Mark is proud to be the largest distillery in the world – and the first in Bourbon Country® – to join the B Corp™ global community.
Earning this certification is a natural fit for the values we’ve always upheld, starting with our founders, Bill and Margie Samuels, who worked and lived by a simple philosophy: “Make Your Mark. Leave No Trace.” To us this means bold, proactive, regenerative actions (Make Your Mark) coupled with comprehensive efforts to leave nothing harmful behind (Leave No Trace) – all to ensure that future generations inherit a world that’s even better than the one we did. We’ve dedicated ourselves to using business as a force for good, an approach we have in common with other B Corp companies. This is a major milestone that recognizes our commitment to fulfilling the 100-year vision that our founders set in place from the very beginning.
Zero Landfills: Our zero-landfill initiative will repurpose or recycle all waste at the distillery, including pulverizing used Maker’s Mark® bottles into sand for hiking trails across our property, Star Hill Farm.
White Oak Trees: We created the world’s largest research repository for white oak trees, the source of all bourbon barrels. This provides a living laboratory for scientists to study the sustainability of the tree species for future generations.
Providing Support: Giving back to the community in meaningful ways is key for us, including support for charitable causes in higher education, arts and the hospitality industry.