Maker's Mark Gold Rush x Wheen Bee Foundation

Maker's Mark is cementing its status as a certified B Corp distillery by giving Melburnians something worth raising a glass to.
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Published on May 08, 2024

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If American bourbon is your drink of choice, one of the finest distillers in the business, Maker's Mark, is giving you a feel-good reason to raise a glass until Monday, June 3, 2024.

The Kentuckian bourbon distiller has collaborated with Australian honey producers Beechworth Honey for a delicious rendition of The Gold Rush: a cocktail that celebrates the brilliant flavour pairing of honey and bourbon served with freshly squeezed lemon juice — a sweet, sour and boozy combo served on ice that can brighten up a cool evening.

In addition to a focus on craft, sustainability is one of the pillars of the Maker's Mark brand. In fact, it is the largest distillery in the world to achieve B Corp certification. And in a bid to further its efforts to make bourbon that's better for the world, Maker's Mark is teaming up with a handful of Melbourne drinking establishments to donate $1 from every Gold Rush cocktail sold to the Wheen Bee Foundation.

So, the next time you're heading out for cocktails, make your way to one of the following venues and order a Gold Rush, and you'll be making a contribution to a foundation dedicated to protecting and conserving the Australian honey bee simply by enjoying a very good drink.

Geelong bar crawl, anyone?

Participating venues:

The 18th Amendment Bar in Geelong
Non Disclosure in Geelong
Nectar in Geelong
Deadwood in Dromana
Pinchy's on Bourke Street
Le Bar in Beaumaris
Beneath Driver Lane in the CBD
Whisky and Alement in the CBD
Siglo on Spring Street
Goodwater in Northcote

And if you're further afield, the Mornington Peninsula's Jackalope Hotel is also be partaking in the offer.


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