Nestled in the rolling hills of central Kentucky, just outside the sleepy little town of Loretto, lies the Maker’s Mark® distillery. Already declared a National Historic Landmark, it is also considered by many bourbon lovers as the Mecca of Fine Bourbon. Thousands of visitors make the trek to Loretto each year to tour this historic place, see the distilling process first hand and enjoy the scenic grounds.
The vision of this book, The Ambassador of Bourbon: Maker’s Mark and the Rebirth of America’s Native Spirit, was to visually capture the distillery grounds at every season of the year and every time of day. This book conveys, through photographs, the history, the heritage and that special something that makes Maker’s Mark, well…Maker’s Mark®!
Photographer David Toczko tells the story of what sets Maker’s apart from other bourbons,and takes the reader on a visual tour of the distillery. The beautiful photographs will hopefully entice those who have never been to Loretto to come and experience this special place for themselves. For those who have already taken the walking tour, this book will serve as a source of reflection and fond remembrance of their visit.
With over 10,000 photographs shot at the distillery, Mr. Toczko presents his favorite 250+images, including several historic shots from the Samuels’ family archives, that demonstrate why Maker’s Mark® truly is The Ambassador of Bourbon. Enjoy!
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.