Raising a glass at the conventions

June 28, 2016

Big brands like Apple and Coca-Cola may be taking a break from sponsoring this summer’s Republican convention in Cleveland, but Maker’s Mark will be there–and at the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia.

The whisky maker will have a specialty run of commemorative bottles available, as it has for the past several cycles of conventions. “Continuing in this tradition, we have created both RNC and DNC themed bottles for the 2016 election year.” said Lana Ohs, a spokesperson for Beam Suntory, owner of Maker’s Mark.

The specialty bottles will be provided to each party‚Äôs Convention Committee and won’t be for retail sale. So if you get your hands on one, you can celebrate–or drown your sorrows–or hold onto it to see if it appreciates in value. One bottle from the 2012 Republican convention apparently sold for more than $400 on eBay. (You can see past convention bottles here.)

As for the new designs submitted by the DNC and RNC to the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for approval, here’s a sneak peek from the Bureau’s web site:


DNC  edition

DNC edition

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