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March 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Hey, 12th Man, why is that Maker’s Mark bottle blue and green?

Photo courtesy of Maker's Mark

Photo courtesy of Maker’s Mark

Those whiskey geeks, they’re always on the prowl, always scanning the web for a rare single-malt or some obscure bourbon. Here’s the latest object of their obsession, or for a good number of those who live in Seattle anyway. It’s, wait for it, Maker’s Mark. But not the available-everywhere, crimson-topped variety. This is  the limited edition Seahawks bottles, in which the iconic red wax-bottle tops were dipped in Seahawks blue and green.

But get ready to line up in the wee hours, or pay a lot on the secondary market. Only 4,200 Seahawks bottles were made.

Due to delivery delays, those bottles won’t hit the shelves in Washington state until sometime later this week.

Maker’s made commemorative bottles for all 32 NFL teams, but given that there was a certain Super Bowl played,  the Seahawks’ is expected to be the most sought after bottle for collectors and local sports fans.

I’ve made cold calls to several liquor stores, and  all said they haven’t  received any bottles and yes, they have been flooded with calls.  A spokeswoman for Maker’s Mark said some of the bottles will also be sold at chains such as Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart, BevMo! and Total Wine.

 

Comments | Topics: Maker's Mark, Seahawks, Tan Vinh

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