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The 1998 National Championship Maker’s Mark Bottles are now Available


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kentucky’s seventh National Championship, Maker’s Mark has released a limited edition bottle to commemorate Tubby Smith’s 1998 Title team.

If you want one, you better get them now while you still can.  The bottles went for sale this morning at 9:00 a.m. People camped out overnight to be the first to get their hands on one.

If you are able to get your hands on a bottle, next week nine members of the team AND Tubby Smith will be in town for a reunion and signing session.  The team will be at All Sports one week from today on April 13 to sign bottles from 4:30-6:30.  Is there a better way to pregame the UK football spring game?  I think not.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 Comments for The 1998 National Championship Maker’s Mark Bottles are now Available

  1. UKnowMe
    11:39 am April 6, 2018 Permalink

    Doesn’t look like people were camping out as much as they set their chair out and went home.

  2. Rabbi Li
    1:31 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    Boy I drank plenty of bottles with Tubby’s Face on them from 1999 – 2007.

    Where was this then?

    In 10 years…

    • 1 Championship, 1 Championship Game, 1 Final Four, 3 Elite Eights
    • 4 SEC Championships
    • 5 10+ Loss Seasons (with one right on the edge)
    • A bunch of completely misguided white guilt (Mitch Barnhart & the Tubby Apologists)

    1997–98 Kentucky 35–4 14–2 1st NCAA Champions
    1998–99 Kentucky 28–9 11–5 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
    1999–00 Kentucky 23–10 12–4 T–1st NCAA Round of 32
    2000–01 Kentucky 24–10 12–4 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
    2001–02 Kentucky 22–10 10–6 T–2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
    2002–03 Kentucky 32–4 16–0 1st NCAA Elite Eight
    2003–04 Kentucky 27–5 13–3 2nd NCAA Round of 32
    2004–05 Kentucky 28–6 14–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
    2005–06 Kentucky 22–13 9–7 6th NCAA Round of 32
    2006–07 Kentucky 22–12 9–7 4th NCAA Round of 32

    If an athletic director at UK ever lets this happen again he should be demoted to janitor of the Yum center.

    Are they going to make an Eddie Sutton Bottle next (so he can buy some cheap bourbon)?

  3. Rabbi Li
    1:32 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    * Correction: 5× SEC Championships (Regular Season)

  4. Rabbi Li
    1:46 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    I’m going to buy one and with a blue candle burn some extra wax onto the Maker’s Mark seal on the front to make it an asterisk.

    It will never be drank… and will sit on the back of the toilet as a reminder of what can happen when unqualified (at that level) people & unconnected (not from Kentucky, they don’t know our tradition) are allowed to fill roles in your University (Athletic Director, Head Basketball Coach)

  5. Jiminy Crickets
    1:57 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    I bought mine an hour ago at Costco in Louisville for $40. Glad they camped out

  6. bluetide
    3:39 pm April 6, 2018 Permalink

    COSTCO has them?!?!