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The Newest UK Maker’s Mark Bottle is…

Image via the Herald-Leader

Image via the Herald-Leader

Image via the Herald-Leader

Joe B. Hall and the 1978 National Championship Wildcats will adorn Marker’s Mark’s 20th commemorative bottle for charity.  In a partnership with Keeneland, a portion of the proceeds will benefit CATS, a.k.a. UK’s academic service for student-athletes.

Although the UK nor Marker’s Mark has confirmed, the Herald-Leader reports that the label pictured above was approved by federal alcohol officials last week.  The Herald-Leader also reports that a label has been approved for an American Pharoah bottle.  I can’t imagine a bottle of bourbon selling faster than one with the Triple Crown winner on the cover.

It’s the second time Joe B. has made the cover of a Maker’s Mark bottle.  Not to put down the ’78 team, I initially hoped they would use this year’s bottle to recognize either the 50th anniversary of Rupp’s Runts, or the 20th anniversary of the 1996 National Champs, until I realized that both teams already have their own bottles.

Joe B's first bottle (images via Maker's Mark)

Joe B’s first bottle (images via Maker’s Mark)

Rupp's Runts were honored by Maker's Mark on their 40th anniversary.

Rupp’s Runts were honored by Maker’s Mark on their 40th anniversary.

The '96 Denim Bottle, from NoBrokenDrips.com

The ’96 Denim Bottle, from NoBrokenDrips.com

[Herald-Leader]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for The Newest UK Maker’s Mark Bottle is…



  1. uk4eva
    7:26 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

    ^…….”Although the UK nor Marker’s Mark has confirmed,”
    Do any of your writer’s study literature and presentation or is each one an ignorant sports fan who presumes they understand athletics, and for this matter, proofreading?



    • thabeast
      7:41 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

      Do you not have anything better to do than proofread articles on a sports blog and get your panties in a wad over it? What a sad life…



    • UK Big Board Update
      7:55 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

      *writers



  2. thabeast
    7:41 pm February 17, 2016 Permalink

    Do you not have anything better to do than proofread articles on a sports blog and get your panties in a wad over it? What a sad life…