From the article about Maker's Mark posted recently in the Industry News forum:
(Emphasis added.)Jim Beam's international sales have been focused primarily in Australia and New Zealand, Flocco said, but there are plans to develop other markets for Jim Beam and Knob Creek. Maker's Mark can join them once its distillery expansion is far enough along that it can keep up a steady flow of inventory.
Can Maker's Mark expand its operations to support wide international marketing and still remain Maker's Mark? Anyone know anything about this distillery expansion?