Published Nov 10. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon

Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon - Joel Stansbury Tied by: Joel Stansbury Originated by: Joel Stansbury Hook: Partridge CS15 #4 Thread: Black 8/0 Tag:...

#315 Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon - Joel Stansbury #315 Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon - Joel Stansbury


Tied by: Joel Stansbury
Originated by: Joel Stansbury

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Body: Black floss
Rib: Gold flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen
Wing: 2 ginger hackles flanked by ginger variant hackle
Shoulder: Red hen back
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: In 1954, T. William 'Bill' Samuels Sr., purchased the Burks' Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. It wasn't until 1958 that the first bottle of Makers Mark made it's way out of the barrel and into a bottle and sealed with the distinctive drippy red wax seal which Joel replicates with the red shoulder and throat on the fly. Joel made a fine job echoing the tones of the golden bourbon using rich ginger variant hackles streaked with black bars. If you plan to tie your own version of Joel's streamer, it is recommended to have a tumbler of the golden whisky to savour as you set to work. Sniff, sip, savour, wrap and repeat.
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Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

A fly named after the only bourbon worth drinking... What is there not to love about this one!

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Still have two MM's unopened and waiting for the 'just' right occasion. Keep missing the visit to the distillery ~ I have passed it several times, timing not there but I will succeed... :)

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Joel, beautiful streamer.
I'll take a glass.

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Thanks guys! I have about a dozen or so bottles unopened, but those are collectors editions, including the famous"Blue Label' bottle. Go cats!!!! Another NBa draft team in the making by the time March gets here!

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Joel, I'm not sure whether to go fishing or sipping. Thanks for the inspiration

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Wow Joel! Very nice tie!

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

That certainly hits the Mark, Joel! Super!

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Love it!

Comment to #315 - Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon...

Joel muy buena historia y buena escusa para un buen bourbon of course...!

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