Last week I had a lovely evening at The Athenaeum Hotel THE BAR with Makers Mark Whiskey UK ambassador Amanda Humphrey learning about the history of the brand.
It was a really interesting evening in a stunning venue, and fascinating to learn how Maker’s Mark still employ a very old-school approach to their business despite the size of the brand. Each bottle is hand-dipped in their signature red wax and the labels are still printed and cut the same way they have always been despite the obvious advances in technology. This makes owning a bottle that little bit more special, now I know this.
The bar staff at The Athenaeum Hotel held a competition to come up with a new cocktail to showcase Maker’s Mark’s latest expression Maker‘s 46. We tried the winning cocktail on the night, which was amazing! Here’s the winning recipe for that cocktail ‘The Road Less Travelled’ for you to make at home if you can’t make it to The Athenaeum to try it in person.
The Road Less Travelled
20ml Maker’s 46
20ml Mancino Chinato
20ml Rinomato Aperitivo
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
4 dashes of rhubarb bitters
Stir all the ingredients, strain into a ginza rocks
glass over a chunk of ice and garnish with an
‘The Road Less Travelled’ cocktail which is available now for £15 at THE BAR at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
You can buy some Makers 46 here.