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Packaging Design

Maker's Mark

Kentucky bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has been distilling whiskeys since 1958, and since day one, it has been sealing its bottles by hand-dipping them in a specially formulated wax. That red wax has become Maker’s signature visual component, giving the bourbon a distinctive look among other spirits on the shelf.

It is that hand-dipped red wax that takes center stage in the latest brand refresh for Maker’s Mark, in partnership with agency Turner Duckworth. The “red drip” is graphically recreated, complimented by the label’s tan color. Additional visual assets were handcrafted using traditional wood etching techniques, and they also made two custom fonts based on the original label for the refresh.