Tag Archives: Seal (emblem)

• Maker’s Mark bourbon wins right to dripping wax seal. As it should.

Maker’s Mark bourbon wins right to dripping wax seal. As it should.

A U.S. appeals court says a liquor bottle with a red dripping wax seal is the symbol of Maker’s Mark bourbon. An opinion released Wednesday by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says only the Kentucky-made bourbon can carry the distinctive bottle topper. The decision comes in an appeal by London-based Diageo North America […]

• Maker’s Mark president, Bill Samuels, steps down

Maker’s Mark president, Bill Samuels, steps down

For 35 years, Bill Samuels Jr. oversaw Maker’s Mark bourbon as it matured from a regional novelty started by his parents to an international brand recognizable by its red wax seal. Now he’s planning to step aside for the next generation of his family to lead the rural Kentucky distillery, known for its distinctive square […]

• Makers Mark to uncap first new bourbon since the 50’s

Makers Mark to uncap first new bourbon since the 50’s

LORETTO, KY. – It seemed like any other day at the Maker’s Mark Distillery, as workers dunked tops of whiskey bottles into tubs of red wax. Only this time, the bottles were different — and so was the bourbon.