For just one day in June, an Alexandria warehouse will host The Makers by Maker’s Mark – a bespoke workshop experience exploring four key elements: water, wood, wheat and wax. These make up the essential components in the production of Maker’s Mark, the iconic Kentucky bourbon created using traditional sour-mash methods.
Bringing together Maker’s Mark ambassadors and expert craftspeople, guests at The Makers by Maker’s Mark have the rare opportunity to participate in a unique series of handcrafting workshops. Broadsheet is giving away 125 double passes to the event (scroll down to enter).
In the water room, guests will enjoy a Maker's Mark neat and be guided by a master bartender through the exacting process of ice stamping. In the wood section, guests will learn from cooper Darren Lange, who for 30 years has been creating oak barrels. Lange will demonstrate how oak imparts tasting notes to the drink inside, while guests sample Maker's 46.
In the wheat room, attendees will learn the art of kneading bread with baker William Peterson from Infinity Bakery, as well as experience a “nose and taste test” to distinguish different styles. Finally, a Maker’s Mark brand ambassador will demonstrate the signature wax hand-dipping process used to make each Maker’s Mark bottle unique. Guests will also be able to create their own Old Fashioned cocktails using Maker’s Mark whisky.
To complete the event, guests will enjoy either a Mint Julep or Maker's and Ginger cocktail.
The Makers by Maker’s Mark takes place on June 23. Broadsheet is giving away 125 double passes so for your chance to gain access to the exclusive event, enter your details below.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Maker’s Mark.