Everyone Loves Swag!

There is just something so exciting about getting free stuff. Even the celebrities that can afford to buy their own things still love getting swag. In fact, there is a whole business in Hollywood where brands pay just to be able to gift celebs their wares. At ones I attended (unfortunately not as a gift receiving VIP), the stars were given high end pillow top mattress and trips to Aruba. Seriously, I even witnessed athletes like Serena Williams accept a can of hair spray and director Penny Marshall grab a yoga mat. I know times are tough but… really?!?!?

So when we first signed up to be an Ambassador for Maker’s Mark. We did it as a novelty. But when the fancy letters starting arriving in the mail, we learned it was a lot more. Now, we haven’t received swag that we could actually drink but the mail is still exciting. Maybe because the only other thing we receive in our mailbox are bills and Victoria Secret catalogs. I can’t believe how many catalogs VS still sends out each month.

Our good friend, Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark Ambassador-In-Chief, sends us quite a few emails each month filled with interesting tidbits, history and some shopping ideas.
Rob Samuels

And he also has sent us beautifully presented letters.  The first envelope was our Ambassadors’ Manifesto. I’m Ambassador #1634976 and Robert is #1641853. Quite a ways away from Rob, who is #2. He welcomed us to the family and we had to take a pledge and we had to promise not to add him to our dirty joke e-mail list (not that either of us have one.)

Maker's Mark Ambassador Manifesto

Maker's Mark Manifesto Inside
Next, we received our certificate of Barrel Dedication. Yup, that’s right. Barrel #809136 and #809283 will bare the name of LIVENGOOD. We have a place in Maker’s Mark history. And we have the wax seal to prove it! We are anxiously awaiting details of our barrels progress. And Robbie (as his true friends call him) even said we could visit anytime and get a taste during the aging progress. If only he’d send plane tickets so we could take him up on his lovely offer.

Barrel Dedication Certificate

We also have business cards with our names.  Next time any of you see us out and about, be sure to ask for one!

Maker's Mark Business Cards

And lastly, we received a super cool swag gift for the holidays.  It’s a bold and very fashion-forward scarf to “Deck the Neck” of Maker’s 46.  If we only had a bottle to put it on.  HINT! HINT!
Deck the Neck copy

You’re probably quite jealous of our friendship with Robbie.  And you’re thinking man, that Cocktail Couple is so cool.  They have such connections.  We want to be just like them.  Well, guess what?  You can!  Become a Maker’s Mark Ambassador by singing up at https://www.makersmark.com/sections/8  But remember, with great power comes great responsibility.

Happy Holidays!


  • Nikki Davidson January 20, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Mail like that would make me very happy as well. The barrel dedication is awesome!

    • Kim & Robert January 20, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Sign up! It’s fun and easy! Thanks for reading. Cheers!


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