LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maker's Mark is issuing a commemorative bottle of its signature bourbon honoring Kentucky's 1978 NCAA men's basketball championship team and coach Joe B. Hall in a fundraising partnership benefiting the school's Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS).
The blue and white-themed bottles featuring Hall cutting the nets will go on sale Friday in an effort to raise $2 million over five years for the expanded center scheduled to open this summer. Adolph Rupp was featured on the inaugural bottle issued last year. Keeneland and the distiller are also donating to the project.
Jack "Goose" Givens, Kyle Macy, Rick Robey and James Lee, members of that '78 team, will autograph purchased bottles at Keeneland's Keene Barn at 7:30 a.m. on April 15.