3 Reasons Everyone Should be a Maker’s Mark Ambassador!

My name is Demitrius, and I am Maker’s Mark Ambassador #1545768. I can say without a doubt that the Makers Mark Ambassador program is one of the most innovative and incredible fan clubs of all time! Doe-Anderson, a Louisville-based marketing firm behind the program has created a one-of-a-kind program that everyone loves!

Here are three reasons that I believe EVERY bourbon lover should join the Maker’s Mark Ambassador program…

Free Christmas Gifts (!)

Each year, Makers Mark sends out neat little Christmas gifts to its Ambassadors. This year, Ambassadors received small bourbon scarves


This may not seem like much of a perk, but every year Ambassadors tear into their envelopes like crazed teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. This very special and unique perk makes being an Ambassador so much more fun than any other program out there provides.

A Personalized Barrel of Bourbon

Every Friday I say that ‘there’s a barrel of bourbon with my name on it’. As a Makers Mark Ambassador, you can say that and mean it!

When you become a Makers Mark Ambassador, you will have your name stamped into a personalized barrel plate.  After you visit the distillery in Loretto (where you get a special ‘Ambassadors Tour’), you can grab a bottle of Maker’s Mark brewed from your own personalized barrel.
Once your barrel has reached maturity, you can make the pilgrimage to the distillery to buy and hand dip your own barrel’s bourbon. Ambassadors have access to an ‘age-o-meter’ that lets you know when your particular barrel will mature.
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On top of  barrels, Maker’s Mark offers its Ambassadors all sorts of unique personalized schwagg. You can get your own Makers Mark cocktail shakers, golf balls, plaques, and glasses – stuff you cant find or order anywhere else!

Inside Information and Discounts

If you are about that #BourbonLife , you care about what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite brands. In 2013, Makers Mark anticipated the coming bourbon shortage and made the unpopular decision to lower proof rather than raise prices or run out. Maker’s Mark Ambassadors were the first to find out. Likewise, when we as Ambassadors raised hell, the decision was reversed we were given a platform to suggest other ways the brand can cope with demand.

On top of inside information, Makers Mark sends its ambassadors invites to underground events and discounts. Not bad perks for a free program!

How to Join

Curious as to how you can become a Makers Mark Ambassador? Check out the short video below and get signed up at Interested in becoming an ambassador?

By | 2014-12-04T20:34:05+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Speakeasy|


  1. Chris June 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Can’t register if you’re in Australia

  2. Dale Crighton August 11, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Just a clarification. Your bottle will not come from your individual barrel but the batch in which your barrel was part of.

  3. Dale Crighton August 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Just to clarify a point….your bottle will be from the batch in which your barrel was included.

  4. Michael Hamiel December 7, 2016 at 2:55 am - Reply

    HELP . . . I’m out of business cards.

    • Demitrius December 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Are you referring to our business cards, or Makers?

  5. Tim Kohl February 19, 2017 at 7:19 am - Reply

    In 2011 I think we adopted a barrel of bourbon. When would this be ready for bottling?

    • Demitrius February 20, 2017 at 2:17 am - Reply

      Howdy! According to their site, it takes 7 years before your barrel is ready! And as they say, good things are worth waiting for!

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