Maker’s Mark + the Machine hitting Londontown
Maker’s Mark is my first bourbon love. Extremely smooth with a faint chocolaty finish, I’ve even made the pilgrimage to Loretto, KY, to visit the distillery and see where it all begins. It’s a lovely place with a brook running through it, which is where they get the water to make the bourbon and everything is done by hand, truly hand-crafted bourbons. They actually do hand-dip each bottle in wax to seal it before being sent off. I’ve even done it myself and have my souvenir bottle up in my room to prove it. I’ve seen Maker’s in the finer establishments around London and now they are making a big push to get everyone to enjoy their fine Kentucky bourbon.
Maker’s + the Machine are going to hitting London this week with their Maker’s vending machines. Yes, vending machines, very useful invention for those on the go. Chips, candy, soda pop,porn,eggs,canned bread, live bait. Even (ewwww!) used panties-but that was only in Japan and has thankfully been discontinued. And now, here in London, we’re getting our very own Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon vending machines in the City and around Shoreditch/Liverpool St. the 26,27 and 29th of May.
A brilliant idea if ever there was one. Maker’s Mark are setting up 3 vending machines around the Capital this week to dispense such bourbon-esque delights as Maker’s and ginger, Maker’s and appletizer and Maker’s on the rocks. You’re probably thinking, “Ok, canned Maker’s Mark cocktails – been there done that.” And you’d be wrong. What those wily Kentuckians have done is come up with a vending machine complete with bartender inside, making those Maker’s cocktails as fresh as can be.
So keep an eye out for those vending machines around East London. You can also follow them on Twitter@makersmachine where they will be revealing the third and final vending machine location as well as opportunities for fellow redheads to win a bottle of Maker’s Mark by posting a Twit-pic of themselves at the Makers Machine, or a bottle for anyone who guesses the final location before it is revealed.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in a vending machine? Tell me in the comments section…