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Bill Samuels Jr Meet & Greet + Bottle Signing – South Lamar
November 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
Bill Samuels Meet & Greet! Plus preview, Maker’s Mark Twin Liquors Barrel Select
Come meet Bill Samuels, the man responsible for making Maker’s a household name. We at Twin have known him a long time and are very excited to welcome him back to Austin.
Bill Samuels’ short biography
Born, Bardstown Kentucky in 1940. Spent early years residing on Whisky Row as next-door neighbor & God son of Jim Beam.
In 1962 received degree in Engineering Physics, headed to University of California for graduate school as the only Republican on Berkley campus-all during Vietnam riots. This was followed by a brief and disastrous career as an aerospace engineer. Three years of law school followed. Failing to secure a position with a law firm, my parents (out of sympathy) took me on at Makers. The year was 1967.
My job was to try and commercialize my father’s retirement hobby. Been working at it for 50 years and have indeed enjoyed some success-thanks to my parent’s good work in creating a product that was worthy of discovery & the Wall Street Journal for discovering it in 1980.
In April of 2012 I retired (sort of) & my son Rob took over. Wife Nancy & I have been married 46 years, have 2 other children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren. All is well!
This event is free and open to the public. Must be 21+.