My son took a bunch of his motorcycle touring group to the Makers Mark Distillery for the tour this weekend. He commented to me that they have a new and very 'classy' tasting room now included in the walk-around tour. I am looking forward to "my" barrel opening in a month or two. We plan to visit to get a bottle that we can claim as coming from "our" barrel.
PS- Janet firmly ruled out my purchase of the whole barrel ($4500), especially since Makers Mark says they have to bottle it prior to sale...In other words, I can't have that 50+ gallon wooden barrel set up in my kitchen with a draft 'Spout' on it to pour from... Damn, I thought that would be the ultimate "man-toy
" in my kitchen !!
Well, I guess a bottle will be a good memory of the 9 years we've been waiting. It will join a few other MM commenerative bottles we have on the shelf. MM does several 'special' bottles each year, mainly for the UK and UofL Sports programs and for The Derby and other horse related events in the Bluegrass.
Here's one of the three "Triple Crown"
post edited by mayor al - 2010/04/25 15:13:51