Bill Samuels, Sr.

Photo of Bill Samuels, Sr., provided by Maker’s Mark web site

Photo of Bill Samuels, Sr., provided by Maker’s Mark web site

"The Baker Maker of Maker's Mark"

Bill Samuels burned up the 170 year-old family recipe and almost the living room as well in the 1950's. He then experimented with many recipes but did not have the time to distill them, barrel them, age them and then taste them years later. So he baked seven different mash bill recipes in seven loaves of bread and had his family try each. What they settled on was corn with a soft winter wheat to make their bourbon.

 
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