Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It Tastes Expensive Because It Is

Next time your baseball bunch comes over, pour yourself a Maker's Mark on the rocks, straight from a bottle featuring Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench:

National Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench is featured on the annual limited edition Maker's Mark bottle commemorating the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway Park, according to a press release.

The label features Bench standing with a catcher's mask in one hand and mitt in the other. Only 3,000 numbered bottles will be produced. They will go on sale Friday, March 14, at area liquor retailers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Proceeds from the sale of this year's bottle and related events will benefit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and the Johnny Bench Scholarship Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

While I like me some Maker's Mark, I'm holding out for the Mickey Mantle bottle. If that's too expensive, I'll go with Brett Boone.

(link via BTF)


Grant said...

Limited edition bottles of Boone's Farm would indeed be sweet.

hyuk hyuk yuk

Anonymous said...

Are the Barry Bonds bottles bigger than other bottles, especially under the cap?

Anonymous said...

Old SCTV bit: "Catcher in the Rye" Rye, with a replica of a Major League catcher in every bottle (including Johnny Bench).


Did we need more proof this was the best show ever?

Shyster said...

That's awesome! I love SCTV.

(and I'd kill for the Manny Sanguillen bottle . . .)