It all started in 1953 when Bill Samuels embarked on a quest to recreate a 170 year old bourbon recipe… a recipe he accidentally set on fire almost immediately. Lesser men would have quit, but Bill knuckled down, eventually landing on a revolutionary idea. He scrapped the traditionally used rye grain - with its fiery bite - and swapped it out for the much softer red winter wheat. This gives the bourbon a pleasantly sweet, creamy profile. Bill’s recipe remains unchanged to this day, and is the reason Maker’s Mark is a firm favourite among bourbon drinkers and mixologists alike. Shop online today and grab yourself a slice of Bill’s hard work.