Maker’s Mark Bourbon has announced that it has teamed up with famed interior designer, author, and television personality Orlando Soria, to bring people together for the ultimate #MakersHour cocktail hour with its Remarkable Home Bar contest. With at-home cocktailing here to stay, the Kentucky bourbon brand is inviting fans 21 years and older to nominate a friend, family member or mentor that they would love to share a cocktail hour with, for a chance to receive a pair of custom home bar makeovers this summer, both expertly designed and curated by Soria.
“Over the past year, we’ve all come to appreciate the art of an excellent homemade cocktail, but what makes a cocktail hour most enjoyable isn’t just about what’s in your glass,” said Rob Samuels, 8th-Generation Whisky Maker and Managing Director at Maker’s Mark. “It’s about all the personal details – from the space where you’re enjoying it, to the company you’re enjoying it with. Calling upon Orlando’s great taste, we’re honored to help create that perfect Maker’s Hour for one of our fans and someone who has played a remarkable role in their life.”
The Remarkable Home Bar contest kicked off on Twitter on May 19 and runs through June 9, with fans being encouraged to shout-out to a remarkable person in their life – near or far – that they would most like to treat to a Maker’s Hour. Whether that’s a friend, teacher, parent or coach, Twitter nominations can highlight just about anyone who pours the same heart into seeing you thrive that Maker’s Mark does into crafting each bottle of bourbon at its distillery.
A winning duo will be rewarded with Soria personally consulting and creating two custom home bar spaces. The “two-of-a-kind” bars will each be designed to mirror each other with a cohesive aesthetic, so that the selected pair can share a drink ‘at the bar,’ whether physically together or virtually in their respective homes.
“Good interior design in any room is about creating a space that makes you feel that you’re living your best life, and I’m so excited to collaborate with Maker’s Mark to do that with a pair of bar spaces where treating yourself feels so natural,” said Orlando Soria, Interior Designer and ‘Bar Architect’ for the Remarkable Home Bar program. “I want to use these designs to help whisky drinkers connect with each other in their homes the same way they would at a high-end bar!”
To nominate a remarkable person and enter for the chance for both of you to win a home bar makeover:
- Log into Twitter between May 19-June 9, 2021.
- In 280 characters or less, tell us about the remarkable person in your life, who must also be 21 years of age or older, that you would like to treat to a Maker’s Hour and why.
- Tag @MakersMark and use #MakersHour so we can find your nomination.
- Don’t worry, we won’t just show up and start building in your home. We’ll let you know if your nomination is in the running and will notify you if you’ve won.
Once selected, Maker’s Mark, Orlando Soria and a team of licensed professionals will safely survey the winning spaces to create the fully-customized ‘two-of-a-kind’ home bar areas. Each bar will be complete with bar seating for up to four guests, gorgeous bottle displays, accent pieces, functional drinks equipment, and the perfect lighting to set the tone for the ultimate Maker’s Hour. For more information, visit the sweepstake’s webpage.