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    Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    My uncle just got back from his Kentucky trip with pictures from the various tours. At the maker's mark tour, he got a picture of a bottle that was intentionally dipped deeper than the rest, I suppose as a novelty for customers. What do they call this?

    Also, he just came home with Mr. Charles Cowdery's book, "Bourbon, Straight", which he received as a gift in a business meeting.

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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    A while back Maker's used to have an advertising campaign using these bottles, the caption said "oops"-hence most people I know(in Louisville, KY) call them Oops Bottles

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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    I've always heard them called slam bottles. You will see them on ebay every now and then.

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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    Around here we call them Slam Dunk

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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    I've even heard of retailers pulling these out of rotation and saving for special customers or selling on e-bay themselves.

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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    Thanks for the responses. My heart is now at ease.

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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    At the distillery, your uncle could have "dipped his own" bottle. He would have also had the opportunity to create his own slam dunk, to the shriek of the tour guide and gift shop employees.
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    Re: Quick question on Maker\'s Mark bottling

    At the distillery, your uncle could have "dipped his own" bottle. He would have also had the opportunity to create his own slam dunk, to the shriek of the tour guide and gift shop employees.
    He mentioned that. The problem is that you have to purchase a bottle to do so. Earlier that day he had received a Christmas dipped 1.75L bottle, so it wasn't like he was left wanting. I'm so glad he took this trip. I got to try Pappy's 20 last night, and boy was it good. A little birdy tells me I might be getting a bottle come Christmas.


 

 

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