The 2018 edition of the University of Kentucky Maker’s Mark bottle is officially here.
Here’s an exclusive look at the label for the new Maker’s Mark bottle that will honor the Tubby Smith and the 1997-98 National Championship team.
The label talks about the team’s success and overcoming the odds:
“In his very first season as the University of Kentucky head coach, Tubby Smith took the 1997-98 team all the way to the top. A 78-69 win in the finals over the Utah Utes gave UK its seventh national championship. The Wildcats ended the season with a 35-4 record, despite being one of the only teams ever to win a championship without a First-Team All-American or a future NBA Lottery pick.”
Maker’s Mark has a partnership with Keeneland to produce five University of Kentucky bottles that started back in 2016. The first three honored Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, and the 1996 National Championship squad.
The final bottle of the collection will release in 2019, which will almost certainly celebrate John Calipari and the 2012 National Championship.
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