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savafan
02-23-2010, 12:25 PM
http://www.kypost.com/content/wcposhared/story/Makers-Mark-Honors-1990-Reds-Team/qaV3MghaNkiebtRc2AcQDA.cspx

For the first time, the Maker's Mark bottle, which commemorates the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway park, will honor a whole team.

The 1990 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds will appear on the bottle.

This is the seventh in a series honoring the Kentucky Derby prep race.

Previous years included Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall, Boomer Esiason, Cris Collinsworth and Oscar Robertson.

The 2010 bottle pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Reds' World Series win.

Only 8,000 will be made, all dipped in the Maker's Mark famous red wax.

The bottles go on sale March 19 and proceeds will benefit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

There will also be a bottle signing at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 27, the morning of the Lane's End Stakes.

http://www.kypost.com/media/lib/94/6/0/7/607e7f40-bfdf-4ec2-a097-f13e4b48e064/Original.jpg

hebroncougar
02-23-2010, 12:26 PM
Will these just be sold in stores or what? I'm not a regular drinker, but I definitely would like to have one of these commerative bottles.

macro
02-23-2010, 05:21 PM
Will these just be sold in stores or what? I'm not a regular drinker, but I definitely would like to have one of these commerative bottles.

I started to say that they'll be sold wherever Maker's Mark is available, but given the limited availability, that may not be the case. Some stores may not get any. Furthermore, they'll probably only be available within a certain radius of the Cincinnati area.

Here's a larger photo:

http://www.local12.com/media/lib/6/d/6/0/d60cf2be-857d-4735-a09c-fe5d432933ac/Original.jpg
Not to be unnecessarily cynical, but it doesn't look like all that great of a collectible. There doesn't appear to be an official Reds logo, unless it's hidden on one of the sides. It might be okay, but I'd like to withhold endorsement until I could see one in person, or see photos of all sides.

westofyou
02-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Good team, however maybe better whiskey.

Roy Tucker
02-23-2010, 07:12 PM
I'll gladly take the bourbon off someone's hands if they just want the bottle. I'm more of a Woodford Reserve guy, but Maker's Mark will do in a pinch.

:all_cohol ;)

hebroncougar
02-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Hey, that was my sr. year in high school. Great year.

camisadelgolf
02-23-2010, 07:36 PM
Maker's Mark is my favorite bourbon. I can't remember the last time I wanted something this badly.

IslandRed
02-24-2010, 09:01 AM
Yeah, I might have to pick up one of those, I'm a fan. Maker's was the boutique bourbon before everyone else decided to get into the boutique-bourbon business. It's not my #1 on taste but it's close to the top and everything ahead of it costs more, sometimes considerably more.

But on a pure taste-relative-to-price value basis, my pick is Four Roses. It has a limited distribution area in the U.S., though.

gonelong
02-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Yeah, I might have to pick up one of those, I'm a fan. Maker's was the boutique bourbon before everyone else decided to get into the boutique-bourbon business. It's not my #1 on taste but it's close to the top and everything ahead of it costs more, sometimes considerably more.

But on a pure taste-relative-to-price value basis, my pick is Four Roses. It has a limited distribution area in the U.S., though.

I have always been partial to Woodford Reserve, though I like Makers Mark just fine.

Could one expect to find Four Roses at the Liquor Barn in Lexington? Headed down to Keeneland on a golfing trip this spring.

GL

GADawg
02-24-2010, 10:29 AM
anyone have a picture of the one honoring Marty and Joe?

GADawg
02-24-2010, 10:51 AM
noticed you can buy the '90 reds version on ebay....pre-sell.....77 bucks and shipping

IslandRed
02-24-2010, 11:00 AM
I have always been partial to Woodford Reserve, though I like Makers Mark just fine.

Could one expect to find Four Roses at the Liquor Barn in Lexington? Headed down to Keeneland on a golfing trip this spring.

GL

I love the Woodford Reserve too.

Four Roses had been sold only overseas for a long time, and when they started selling it in the U.S. again, it was only available in a limited area. I just checked the Four Roses site, apparently they're distributing to most of the country now, so finding it in Lexington shouldn't be a problem.

gonelong
02-24-2010, 11:46 AM
I love the Woodford Reserve too.

Four Roses had been sold only overseas for a long time, and when they started selling it in the U.S. again, it was only available in a limited area. I just checked the Four Roses site, apparently they're distributing to most of the country now, so finding it in Lexington shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks for the info, will make an note of it and pick some up if I can find it.

GL

Roy Tucker
02-24-2010, 12:50 PM
For those bourbon fans in here, I highly recommend this... http://www.kybourbontrail.com/

GADawg
02-24-2010, 01:26 PM
For those bourbon fans in here, I highly recommend this... http://www.kybourbontrail.com/

how could you have lived through the last 15 years or so as a Reds fan and NOT be a bourbon fan?:D

Vada Pinson Fan
02-24-2010, 04:17 PM
My son lived in Florence and tried to get the Johnny Bench Maker's Mark one for me and he said the were snapped up very quickly off the shelves he was told and they were all gone by the time he got off of work that particular day. So heads up if you want to get one. Get there fast or go to the track that day.