Maker's Mark Bottle Signing

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:30am
Event description: 

Please not all tickets have been distributed for the Maker's Mark Bottle Signing on April 15. We are thrilled with the response from the public.

Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

  • Bottles are on sale through retail outlets throughout Kentucky on Friday, April 8, 2016. It is the patron’s responsibility to obtain the 2016 bottle for the autograph signing. No bottles are available at Keeneland.
  • Participants must be 21 years or older to participate in the bottle signing.
  • Signing will be held at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
  • Bottle signing tickets will begin to be distributed by Keeneland Security at approximately 7:00 p.m. (final time TBD) based upon weather and line length on Thursday evening, April 14. Tickets do not hold a particular spot in line. Tickets only guarantees signatures if in line as noted below.
  • Once a ticket is received, the holder may leave the premises and return by 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, for guaranteed signatures. When returning to the property, the ticket holder will join the line at the end.
  • Duplicate tickets will not be accepted.
  • There is no line position holding by people who are in line early; anyone cutting in line may be ejected from the property and would not be eligible to have bottles signed.
  • Each ticket allows the ticket bearer to have two (2) 2016 Maker’s Mark/Keeneland Commemorative bottles signed on Friday, April 15. No other memorabilia will be signed.
  • Ticket holders must be at Keeneland no later than 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. Parking will be available in the Keeneland Entertainment Center parking lot beginning Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning.
  • There is no camping overnight on Wed., April 13.
  • Restrooms will be available for those camping overnight at Keeneland on Thursday night, April 14.
  • Ticket holders camping out Thursday evening, April 14, and all participants arriving Friday morning, April 15, must abide by all policies and procedures or may be ejected from the property.​
    • Policies include, but are not limited to:
      • Line may start forming after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 - at the Keeneland Entertainment Center as designated by Keeneland Security
      • Must be in line by 7:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15
      • No alcohol (other than the 2016 bottle)
      • No coolers inside the Keeneland Entertainment Center/Keene Barn.
      • Photos are permitted during the signing, but no posing with any of the signers at the signing table
      • If tickets are copied to use for line access, the holders may be ejected from the property and will not be allowed to participate in the bottle signing.
  • The bottle signing start time is to be determined. Details will be updated closer to the race meet.
  • Bottle Signers: Rob Samuels, COO Maker's Mark; Bill Thomason, President and CEO Keeneland; 1978 Kentucky Basketball Players James Lee, Kyle Macy, Jack Givens and Rick Robey.


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