• The Curious, Wax-Coated Saga of Maker's Mark's ‘Slam Dunk' Bottles

    3 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Maker's Mark's iconic red wax seal makes it one of the most recognizable bottles on the brown liquor shelf. And it's something Makers Mark takes very seriously.
    Each bottle is hand-dipped in special-formula, molten red wax at its Loretto, Ky., distillery. The additional labor adds cost to production and slows output from an average of 200 to 400 bottles per hour to around 100 to 200 bottles per hour.
    Occasionally, though, due to human error or something arguably more intriguing, bottles hit shelves doused in much more wax than usual. On these whiskies, known as Slam Dunk or Oops bottles...
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