Our friends over at Maker’s Mark just sent us this update regarding their plans to expand the distillery which were originally shared with the public back in 2014.
After a great deal of time and effort, Maker’s Mark Distillery’s third still is live and the bourbon is flowing! Fastidious about quality and hands-on bourbon making, the third still will increase bourbon production in the Maker’s Mark® way. The third still is a mirror image of the distillery’s two existing stills, guaranteeing that Master Distiller Greg Davis can replicate the same time-honored process, quality and consistency set forth by our Founder, Bill Samuels, Sr., over 60 years ago. Sure, it may take a bit longer, but the purposefully inefficient process will remain just as it’s always been. The new still will sit next to the two existing stills that currently produce every drop of Maker’s Mark Bourbon.
Here are some of the photos they provide of the new setup. Enjoy the brass!