VIDEO: Bartenders at the Maker’s Mark 2018 workshops

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A series of workshops are taking place around the UK for bartenders to explore the craft behind Maker’s Mark bourbon.

Across key cites such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol, the series of intimate workshops are inspired by four key elements of the whiskey: wood, wax, wheat and paper.

Starting in London, The Makers wheat workshop features artisan doughnut making at Bread Ahead led by renowned baker Manuel Monade, using the same Red Winter Wheat that gives Maker’s Mark its smooth characteristics and sweet flavour.

The wax workshops encourage bartenders to personalise wax candles, representing how every single bottle of Maker’s Mark is still hand-dipped in Maker’s signature red wax.

Partnering with London Print Club, bartenders will create bespoke cocktail mats as part of the paper session, signifying how every Maker’s Mark label continues to be printed and hand-pressed at the distillery.

Finally, each bartender will be given training in how to expertly engrave bar tools as part of the wood workshop.

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