Settling on a location near the family farm near Samuels Depot, Ky., T.W. Samuels established the family’s commercial distillery. It still stands today just east of the Jim Beam Distillery.
In crafting the Maker’s™ mark, Margie Samuels started with Star Hill Farm, the name of the old family farm, added S for Samuels and an IV to symbolize that Bill, Sr., was a fourth-generation distiller. Years later, while researching the family heritage, Bill, Jr., discovered that his father was actually a sixth-generation distiller.