Maker's Mark

Maker's Mark Gift Shop - Authentic Whisky Barrels, Decanters and Apparel

First Samuels Distillery

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.

The Making of a Mark

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.