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Maker’s Mark to restore alcohol content of whiskey

February 17, 2013 • Business


FILE- This file still frame image made from video provided by Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc., shows a bottle of Maker’s Mark in an advertisement. After a backlash from customers, the producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey. (AP Photo/Marker’s Mark Distillery Inc., File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After backlash from customers, the producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey.

Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark’s chief operating officer, said Sunday that it is restoring the alcohol volume of its product to its historic level of 45 percent, or 90 proof. Last week, it said it was lowering the amount to 42 percent, or 84 proof, because of a supply shortage.

“We’ve been tremendously humbled over the last week or so,” Samuels, grLogin to read more

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