Bourbon Story Exclusive: Bill Samuels, Jr. Explains How His Parents Created Markers Mark

Bourbon Story Magazine editor Michael Lindenberger spent the day with Bill Samuels, Jr., in his native Bardstown, Ky., where his parents founded Maker’s Mark as a hobby.

It was Bill’s job as a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University law school to find a way to turn it into a business. He did that much and more, laying the groundwork for the invention of the premium bourbon market that is still growing today.

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