Well here’s something awesome for your Friday. Check out this exclusive look at a label for a new Maker’s Mark bottle that will honor the 1996 National Championship team.
The label reads:
“Led by head coach Rick Pitino, the 1995-96 University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team finished with a 34-2 record. Their dominating season reached its peak when they beat the Syracuse Orangemen 76-67 to win the national championship. Known as “The Untouchables,” this UK team would eventually send nine players to the NBA and is ranked among the best college basketball teams of all time.”
This is the latest in a line of commemorative UK bottles through a partnership with Keeneland. The first two honored Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall and their national championship squads. The next two, to be released in 2018 and 2019, will feature UK’s 1998 and 2012 National Championship teams, and, presumably, Tubby Smith and John Calipari:
Interesting decision to not put Pitino on there. Thoughts?