Maker's Mark bourbon
is produced in a small, isolated distillery, on a rocky brook in Happe Hollow located in Loretto about 7 km, south Bardstown. The Samuel family, founders of the company, the fifth generation is now in the board of Maker's Mark, are originally pioneers and come from Scotland. In the beginning of the 18th century they laid the foundation for distillation. The still house stands on foundations that were dug in 1805 and the current distillery was built in 1889.
The distillery is built from a typical construction of steel with an attractive color scheme of the house colors black and red. All windows have red-painted wooden shutters. The distillery has been a National Museum for years. Maker's Mark is the smoothest of all bourbons and has a classic bourbon aroma and flavor, with its own flexibility. This is obtained by adding wheat instead of rye for the taste. Because of all this special working method, Maker's mark can rightly call itself a Hand-made" whiskey.