Maker's Mark Gold Rush x Wheen Bee Foundation

Maker's Mark is cementing its status as a certified B Corp distillery by giving Sydney-siders 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 any 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 some of Sydney's best bars to donate $1 from every Gold Rush cocktail sold to the Wheen Bee Foundation.

Next time you're heading out for cocktails, make your way to one of these 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.

Participating venues:

Martinez in Circular Quay
Now and Then, in the CBD
Stitch Bar in the CBD
The Roosevelt in Potts Point
The Waratah in Darlinghurst
Corridor in Newtown
Stowaway Bar in Freshwater
The Cumberland in Manly
Neighbourhood in Bondi
Chuck Trailers in Bondi

Or if you're on the Central Coast, Pocket Bar in Terrigal is also taking part.


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