Maker’s Mark iconic wax seal has been spruced up for this special release, presented in a large 1L bottle and exported for the Japanese market. In 1953, Bill Samuels, Sr. bought the old Burks’ Distillery in Loretto and began producing the small batch Maker’s Mark bourbon together with his wife Margie. It quickly became one of the most iconic and well-known bourbon brands in the world. Today, Maker’s Mark is part of Beam Suntory. The current managing director is Bill’s grandson, Rob Samuels.