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17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Maker's Mark


Photograph by David Toczko

5. The red shutters and brown paint that cover all the different buildings on the farm were also Margie's idea. 
 
 

Photograph by David Toczko

6. There is a Taste Panel at the distillery made up of employees from all departments. It's highly competitive and the team rotates to maintain the quality and taste. According to Rob Samuels, women have proven to be better whisky tasters.


Photograph by David Toczko

7. This is what sour mash looks like after it's almost done fermenting. It's fun to stick your hand in the sour mash and taste your hand. 

8. Though Maker's could run more efficiently with tons of high-tech machinery in order to pump out more product, they choose not to. They believe there's more quality in the whisky by doing it the old-fashioned way. There are several people on-site working with their hands all the time, making sure the place runs smoothly. 

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