Maker’s Mark celebrates Grand Slam champion

25th April, 2016 by Annie Hayes

In anticipation of the 2016 racing season, Maker’s Mark has paid tribute to “one of the greatest racehorses in history”, American Pharaoh, with a new commemorative bottle.

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Maker’s Mark has launched a commemorative American Pharaoh bottle

In 2015, American Pharoah became the first Grand Slam champion of horse racing, sweeping the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

To mark the achievement, Maker’s Mark has launched a commemorative bottle with the support of American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat, featuring the blue and yellow silks of Zayat Stables.

“American Pharoah proved to an entire generation of racing fans that the impossible can be achieved,” said Zayat. “It was a joy for us to race him each and every time he took the track, and we thank Maker’s Mark for their fitting tribute to this once-in-a-lifetime racehorse.”

In addition, Maker’s Mark and the Zayat family will also make a donation to the Kentucky Derby Museum.

“Maker’s Mark has always had a strong connection with horse racing,” said Rob Samuels, chief operating officer of Maker’s Mark Distillery.

“Without the support of the thoroughbred industry in the early days of our brand, Maker’s Mark simply wouldn’t exist. We’re honoured to help grow the sport we love while also commemorating one of the most remarkable achievements in sports history.”

The limited edition bottle will be available at select locations across the US beginning on May 1, 2016 for the RRP of US$74.99.

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