Name, ticker symbol if publicly traded, location of main distillery/headquarters: Maker’s Mark Distillery. Owned by Beam Inc. (see above). 3350 Burkes Spring Road, Loretto.
When established, by whom; owned by now: Established 1953 by Bill Samuels Sr. Owned now by Beam Inc.
Historical importance: Bill Samuels Sr.’s family members have been distillers for several generations, but he famously burned the family recipe in favor of a new one substituting soft red winter wheat for the traditional rye as the flavor grain, producing a sweeter, softer bourbon.
Major labels of bourbon and bourbon-related products: Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46.
Other significant brands the company owns: None.
Number of barrels: Not dislosed.
Number of employees: Maker’s Mark employs about 120 employees in Loretto.
Distillery and related sites (warehouses, visitors center, other): The distillery is in Loretto.
Web sites, contact info for tours, admission cost if any, etc.: www.makersmark.com. Tours are $7 per adult, and you must be 21 or over to dip your own bottle.