Bill Samuels Jr.

Maker’s Mark Changes Course

After a week of controversy surrounding plans to lower the bottling strength (ABV) of its flagship bourbon, Maker’s Mark has...

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Episode 412: February 16, 2013

You have an iconic brand, but not enough supply to meet growing global demand…so you make one change in the...

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Maker’s Mark Cuts Its Proof

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For the first time since Bill Samuels Sr. introduced Maker’s Mark Bourbon more than 50 years ago, the whisky is...

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Episode 411: February 9, 2013

It’s been a big week for Barry Crockett. Midleton Distillery’s Master Distiller was named this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner...

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Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark On the “Perfect Manhattan”

June 26, 2012 – Rob Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark shared his father’s recipe for the “Perfect Manhattan” in an...

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Episode 359: March 4, 2012

Time to shatter some long-cherished myths and legends about Bourbon, and Michael Veach will serve as our myth-buster this week....

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Episode 312: April 17, 2011

The last time we heard from Japanese whisky blogger Chris Bunting, he was in the middle of writing a book...

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Episode 298: January 16, 2011

Your boss wants you to take on a massive project…restoring a distillery that was abandoned for more than 20 years....

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Episode 269: July 11, 2010

Tommy Smith worked at Strathisla Distillery in Speyside for 27 years before taking “early retirement.” He’s put in another eight...

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Episode 237: January 30, 2010

As I reported in the last episode, Maker’s Mark is working on a new bourbon. This time around, Master Distiller...

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