Heritage & History Bottles
With the information that we already have from both owners is that this bottle was distributed around 1970-1971. It has green wax, a tax strip, and the Maker’s inside has 101 Proof Whisky.
Around 1966-1975: VIP Bottle
General Info: These were the first bottle that Maker’s came out with that could be personalized. The size of the bottles have different measurement than what is used today. Since the introduction of this personalized bottle, there have been only 3 variations to this bottle since this one.
Detail: Gold wax with tax strip across the top, and Gold SIV stamp on front. Most bottles also have a label on the front that could of been personalize. These bottles also came with a box.
Number Produced: Unknown
Size: 4/5 Quart
1968 1971 1971: Flask 1978ish1985
1980ish: Gold VIP Bottles
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1988: Stan Chauvin American Bar Association bottle
General Info: This bottle was created for the 1988 Mid Year Meeting of the ABA in Philadelphia, PA
Detail:Red wax, with custom Maker’s label.
Number Produced #25
History: Stan was the ABA president from 88-89 and from Louisville, Ky., as well as an UofL Law School. Supposedly, Bill Samuels and Stan were friends, which is why Makers made the bottle.
Barley Salesman Bottle
These bottle came in a Salesman kit that included corn, wheat, & barley
1996: VIP Blue Stamp
History: It is a VIP bottle that was an in store dipping at Liquor Barn, Lexington. You could get a label with whatever you wanted printed (name, etc) and they would send to you. There was only a small ad placed for this dipping and Bill Samuels was in attendance.
Number Produced: Around 40 made. No more than 50
???: The Club at Olde Stone
This bottle was created for The Club at Olde Stone golf corse in Bowling Green, Ky. It located on a table in the pro shop.
2001-??: Mint Julep
History: This bottle was create for Bill Jr’s daughter, Samantha, and now son-in-law, David’s wedding on January 3, 2004 at Saint Louis Bertrand Catholic Church. Bottles were given to family and friends.
Fun fact: Their faces were transposed onto the bodies for this bottle, because they never saw each other in their wedding attire until wedding day.
Number Produced: Unknown
2006: Heritage Bottle
This is the first heritage bottle and was sold only at the distillery gift shop. Most bottles are autographed by Bill Samuels Jr. and the Master Distiller at the time, Dave Pickerell
2008: Heritage Bottle
This is the second heritage bottle and was sold only at the distillery gift shop. Most bottles are autographed by Bill Samuels Jr. and son, Rob Samuels.
2011-Present: Maker’s White
General Info: The Whisky found in these bottles are non-barreled aged Whisky and can only be found at the distillery.
Detail: These bottles have it’s very own label and tag. Given that customers can dip their very own Maker’s White, all bottles vary if they are slammed or not.
Number Produced: Unlimited
Size: 750 ml
ALC./VOL: 45% (90 Proof)