Bourbon Experts React to Maker's Mark Deal

Some local bourbon fans worry the beloved bourbon of the bluegrass will lose it's quality when taken over by international company, but experts disagree.
We first told you Monday about the owner's of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark agreeing to sell its line of bourbon and whiskey to a Japanese firm. Some Tri-Staters tell us they're worried an international company would tamper with the beloved bourbon of the bluegrass. Tom Fischer of says Maker's Mark has actually been sold several times in it's history and even to other international companies.
"There's always going to be people that say 'this is Maker's Mark and this is Beam and we don't want t drink it from an international company or a
Japanese company.' And if that's how people feel there's a lot of other bourbons on the market. We want people to feel good about how they're drinking for whatever reason they drink it."
Fischer says the Japanese company that will be taking over Maker's Mark is very experienced in the business and he doesn't anticipate a drop off in quality.

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