SPECIAL RELEASE: Maker’s Mark Bourbon 2022 Keeneland Commemorative 3 Bottle Collection Hits This Friday

Maker's Mark Keeneland Commemorative Bottle
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{LEXINGTON, KY} Spring is in the air here in Bourbon Country which means we get to look forward to the upcoming special release of the charitable Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Keeneland Commemorative Bottle Collection.

This year’s 3 Bottle Collection benefits LexArts and features one of three distinct label designs, signed by the artists who created the designs, Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin, Maker’s Mark Eighth Generation Whisky Maker & Managing Director Rob Samuels and one of three of the winningest female riders in Keeneland history: Julie Krone, Rosie Napravnik and Donna Barton Brothers.

For the second year, the commemorative bottle will feature one of three distinct label designs featuring the work of artists Sandra Oppegard, Andre Pater or Tyler Robertson. The labels depict the beauty and history of Thoroughbred racing.  

BOTTLE COUNT: There are 7,536 bottles in total, breaking down to 2,512 per bottle design.

Maker’s Mark and Keeneland have collaborated on a commemorative bottle release every year since 1997, raising millions of dollars for a variety of worthy causes throughout Central Kentucky. 


The bottles will go on sale Friday, April 8th, at Lexington area Liquor Barns. No finer way to start the opening day of Keeneland’s Spring Meet. As this point, it’s not public as to which Liquor Barn locations will carry them. Costs, MSRP $64.99. It’s for charity, keep in mind:)

Maker's Mark Keeneland Commemorative Bottle

Artist: Tyler Robertson, Jockey: Rosie Napravnik

“Horse Mania” Returning to Lexington, funded by Maker’s Mark

“Horse Mania” instills an understanding and enjoyment of public art. This year, Horse Mania is supported by the annual release of a commemorative Maker’s Mark® Bourbon bottle in partnership with Keeneland Race Course.

Colorful life-sized horse statues will return to Horse Country’s Lexington this summer and fall for the third installment of Horse Mania, an initiative put on by LexArts, greater Lexington’s premier cultural development, advocacy and fundraising organization.


“At Maker’s Mark, we share LexArts’ commitment to celebrating and encouraging public art, such as those at our distillery in Loretto.“I’m proud our long partnership with Keeneland allows us to support the popular Horse Mania in such a meaningful way.” 


“Keeneland is committed to supporting public art exhibits like Horse Mania, which have coincided with some of the major equestrian events at the racetrack and in our community and celebrate the vibrant cultural importance of our sport to the Commonwealth and the international stage,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. “We are excited to continue our longstanding collaboration with Maker’s Mark in support of LexArts.”  

“No other public art initiative in our city’s history has captured the hearts and imaginations of Lexingtonians and visitors like Horse Mania,” said Ame Sweetall, LexArts President and CEO. “Public art is a hallmark of all great American cities and LexArts is thrilled to have the support of two iconic Kentucky brands, Keeneland and Maker’s Mark, in bringing Horse Mania to the streets of Lexington once again.”