As we all know the 2013: Rick Pitino bottle is on its way, and just like we promised we’re keeping you up to date. As a disclaimer, this information came from collectors like you and I, and not from Maker’s Mark.
First off, 12,600 will be created, but only10,500 bottles will be available in stores retail. The rest will be announced later.
Secondly, the bottles will go on sale, Friday June 7th.
And finally, the picture shown is not the bottle, it’s what we will predict the bottle may look like.
Name That Bottle
This stealthy bottle has been discussed numerous times, but no one seems to know much about it… and it would like to keep it that way. However, we would not, and we are asking everyone out there to release the information you may have about this bottle. It’s also unknown if Maker’s even created this bottle, or if it was a secret organization in a basement.
As excitement rises for 2013: UofL Championship bottle, lets look back on a couple UofL bottles most collectors drool over. The 2001 C-USA bottle, white label, and 2003 C-USA bottle, black label.
2001: C-USA, white label
History: In 2001, the Louisville Cardinals hosted Conference USA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament in Freedom Hall, where Charlotte beat Cincinnati to take the Championship.
General Info: ??
Number Produced: ??
If anyone has can provide a clearer photo, please do so by e-mailing it to us, [email protected]
2003: C-USA, black label
History: In 2003, the Louisville Cardinals hosted Conference USA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament in Freedom Hall, where Louisville beat UAB to take the Championship.
General Info: ??
Number Produced: ??
Also, don’t forget your limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness print today!
Click here for more info!
Good Friday morning to everyone, first off I would like to congratulate the winner of the Breast Cancer Awareness painting, along with the winner of the I Have Wings bottle; these pieces of art are truly one of a kind! I also would like to just thank all the participants, and especially painter Shawn Voelker, artist Vivian Hilliard, collector Jeff Huck, and co-owner of makersmarkbottles.com Justin Sloan for putting everything together, this couldn’t of been done without them.
I also encourage that you check out more of Shawn’s work at www.shawnvoelker.com, and more of Vivian’s work at www.vhcrafts.com.
Secondly, for those that are signed up to our newsletter, you received a little gift from us last night for being such great fans! This of course was a link to be one of the first to pre-order your Breast Cancer Awareness bottle print! If you haven’t signed up yet we encourage you to do so, you never know what you might get.
Details about the prints:
- There are only 100 prints available, and they are on a first come first serve basis.
- Prints are approximately 17″ x 23″
- Prints cost $50 plus shipping and handling
- A portion of each print will be donated to the I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation
However, if you missed it, click here to pre-order yours today! And don’t forget to become friends with us on social media on the Maker’s Mark Bottles fan page, click here to like us, as well as on our Twitter account @MakersMBottles, click here to follow us.
Now for the detail that surfaced about a Rick Pitino bottle that will be released!
For those of you that don’t remember last year Maker’s release its Charlie Strong bottle and announced it was the first of three bottles that would benefit the Academic Center of Excellence. The second bottle was announced on Wednesday and it would feature UofL’s men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.
This commertive bottle will be in honor of Pitino’s accomplishments from this past year which includes the 2013 NCAA National Championship, and getting inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.
No date has been set for the bottle just yet, but we have heard there will be a total of 12,600 bottle produced and only available to those that are over the age of 21.
The bottle pictured is NOT the 2013: Rick Pitino bottle
2013: Mint Julep Bottle
As we all know this week is leading up to the fastest 2 minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby. So what is the best way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby? By having a Mint Julep of course! Instead of having a “Name That Bottle” this week, we decided to show off the newest Mint Julep bottle. The newest Mint Julep bottle is the only one that we were able to track down at the moment, so we would like for everyone out there, that has an older one, to please send us some pictures of past years!
Also, send us some of your favorite Mint Julep Recipe’s and we’ll get them posted so others can show off your drink this weekend!
Here’s one that’s on the Maker’s Mark site! You can click here to view and print the recipe!
- 1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
- Fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup* muddled with mint
- Splash of distilled water
- Powdered sugar
Mix together simple syrup* muddled with mint, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and distilled water. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over top. Sprinkle top of ice with powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup distilled water
Heat to dissolve sugar, stirring constantly so the sugar does not burn. Set aside to cool.