Press Release: Maker’s Mark Remarkable Home Bar

Today I’m sharing something my friends at Maker’s Mark sent over for you to look at (and hopefully win!).  Maker’s has launched a home makeover contest…for your bar.  Professional designer Orlando Soria is all geared up to create your custom bar, and your best friend’s as well.  Check out the Press Release and information below.

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John H.


Press Release


May 19th, 2021

Maker’s Mark® & Celebrity Interior Designer Orlando Soria Team Up to Makeover Your Home Bar – and a Friend’s Too – for the Ultimate #MakersHour

The Iconic Kentucky Bourbon is Calling for Stories of Best Friends, Mentors and More as Part of its “Remarkable Home Bar” Contest

LORETTO, Ky., May 2021 – Maker’s Mark® Bourbon announced that it has teamed up with famed interior designer, author,
and television personality Orlando Soria, to bring people together for the ultimate #MakersHour cocktail hour with its Remarkable Home Bar contest. With at-home cocktailing here to stay, the iconic Kentucky bourbon is inviting fans 21 years and older to nominate a friend, family member or mentor that they would love to share a cocktail hour with, for a chance to receive a pair of custom home bar makeovers this summer, both expertly designed and curated by Soria.

“Over the past year, we’ve all come to appreciate the
art of an excellent homemade cocktail, but what
makes a cocktail hour most enjoyable isn’t just about
what’s in your glass,” said Rob Samuels, 8thGeneration Whisky Maker and Managing Director at
Maker’s Mark. “It’s about all the personal details –
from the space where you’re enjoying it, to the
company you’re enjoying it with. Calling upon
Orlando’s great taste, we’re honored to help create
that perfect Maker’s Hour for one of our fans and
someone who has played a remarkable role in their

The Remarkable Home Bar contest kicks off on Twitter on May 19 and runs through June 9, with fans being encouraged to shout-out to a remarkable person in their life – near or far – that they would most like to treat to a Maker’s Hour. Whether that’s a friend, teacher, parent or coach, Twitter nominations can highlight just about anyone who pours the same heart into
seeing you thrive that Maker’s Mark does into crafting each bottle of bourbon at its distillery.

A winning duo will be rewarded with Soria personally consulting and creating two custom home bar spaces. The “two-of-akind” bars will each be designed to mirror each other with a cohesive aesthetic, so that the selected pair can share a drink ‘at the bar,’ whether physically together or virtually in their respective homes.

“Good interior design in any room is about creating a space that makes you feel that you’re living your best life, and I’m so
excited to collaborate with Maker’s Mark to do that with a pair of bar spaces where treating yourself feels so natural,” said
Orlando Soria, Interior Designer and ‘Bar Architect’ for the Remarkable Home Bar program. “I want to use these designs to
help whisky drinkers connect with each other in their homes the same way they would at a high-end bar!”

To nominate a remarkable person and enter for the chance for both of you to win a home bar makeover:

• Log into Twitter between May 19-June 9, 2021.
• In 280 characters or less, tell us about the remarkable person in your life, who must also be 21 years of age or older,
that you would like to treat to a Maker’s Hour and why.
• Tag @MakersMark and use #MakersHour so we can find your nomination.
• Don’t worry, we won’t just show up and start building in your home. We’ll let you know if your nomination is in the running and will notify you if you’ve won.

Once selected, Maker’s Mark®, Orlando Soria and a team of licensed professionals will safely survey the winning spaces to create the fully-customized ‘two-of-a-kind’ home bar areas that are sure to be the talk of the neighborhood. Each bar will be complete with bar seating for up to four guests, gorgeous bottle displays, accent pieces, functional drinks equipment, and the perfect lighting to set the tone for the ultimate Maker’s Hour. For more information, visit, head to @MakersMark on Twitter or follow #MakersHour.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) and 21
years of age or older to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules. Link to privacy
policy. Contest begins 8:30am Central Standard Time (“CST”) on May 19, 2021. All entries must be received by 12:00pm CST
on June 9, 2021.

Final thoughts…

In a world with virtual hangouts happening more and more, finding a way to share a killer experience like a professionally-designed bar with a friend seems like a real dream come true!  I’m hoping to see some images of this once the actual bar construction has happened.  Cheers!

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