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Maker’s Mark honors Rich Brooks


With Spring practice set to start tomorrow at the University of Kentucky, yesterday Maker’s Mark unveiled its 2009 limited-edition bottle of the world-famous bourbon.

This year’s bottle will bear the likeness of UK head football coach Rich Brooks. Earlier this year, Brooks became the first UK coach to win three consecutive bowl games.

A bottle has been released annually since 1997, with proceeds benefiting various UK projects. This year’s bottle will support efforts by the UK Symphony Orchestra and School of Music students to visit third- and fourth-graders across the state to spread the “joy of music and the performing arts,” UK officials said.

The bottles will be available for sale statewide beginning Friday, the opening day of Keeneland’s spring meet. They’re expected to retail for $45 to $49.

Collectors can have their bottles signed by Brooks, Maker’s Mark President Bill Samuels Jr. and Keeneland President Nick Nicholson beginning at 6:30 a.m. April 10.

For the complete article and a list of prior year’s bottles go HERE

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3 Responses to “Maker’s Mark honors Rich Brooks”

  1. Big C March 31, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    The Brooks bottle is one of the nicest in a while. Hope you can make it to the Makers Mark Ambassadors Homecoming Sat., April 11. Become a Maker’s Mark Ambassador (it’s free!) and enjoy this and other Ambassador events. Maker’s Mark Distillery is located just outside historic downtown Lebanon, the geographic center of the state and true Heart of Kentucky. Come feel the beat! Learn more about Maker’s Mark and get easy, detailed directions to the distillery at http://www.HeartOfKentucky.com.


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