Where did it all begin? Who came up with that revolutionary recipe? What the heck does that S IV mean? And who's the genius who came up with the red wax? Well, look no further friends, because the answers to those and other incredibly interesting questions are all right here. Read on to find out the real story of Maker's Mark®
Highland Park is one of only a handful of distilleries that still retains a traditional malting floor, turning each batch of malt by hand, in what is a physically demanding process. To malt our barley, we steep it in the mineral rich water from the Crantit spring, before transferring it to the malting floor to slowly germinate. When it is ready, the barley is then placed in our kilns where the aromatic peating process begins.