If you happen to’re flying house for the vacations, there could also be a second you’re dreading greater than discussions about politics. We imply the nervousness of stepping onto an airplane and looking for area in your carry-on bag. When these overhead compartments slam shut, you don’t wish to be unnoticed. The choice, in fact, is checking your baggage—and that’s gonna value ya (sometimes $30 in your first bag). However for the upcoming weeks, Maker’s Mark may simply cowl that price with its Whisky Flights promotion.
Questioning why a producer of beloved bourbons would provide to pay in your baggage?
“We all know you’ll be able to’t convey a bottle of Maker’s Mark Bourbon in your carry-on baggage, so we’re encouraging of us to verify a bag on their subsequent holiday-bound flight to allow them to convey a little bit spirit house to share,” says Rob Samuels.
Samuels is an Eighth-generation whiskeymaker and the grandson of the founders of Maker’s Mark. As managing director on the distillery, he’s additionally the one signing the metaphorical checks.
To be clear, this can be a sweepstakes and never all people goes to be a winner. In keeping with the rules, there’s one entry allowed per particular person and Maker’s Mark will reimburse winners as much as $40 by way of digital reward card for bag charges (as much as $50,000).
Baggage charges…since 2008
Baggage charges weren’t at all times a factor. In reality, most airways allowed passengers to verify two luggage totally free. Then in 2008, United Airways began charging $25 for a second checked bag. Months later, American Airways grew to become the primary airline to cost for that first checked bag ($15). In each instances, different airways shortly adopted go well with. It’s a giant cash maker. In 2019, airways made $5.8 billions dollars in baggage charges. The one holdout is Southwest Airways that also permits the primary two luggage totally free.
If you happen to’re questioning what bottle to pack, Maker’s Mark not too long ago rolled out the Wooden Ending Sequence 2021 Restricted Launch: FAE-02. Beginning with a barrel of totally matured, cask energy Maker’s Mark, they added 10 seared virgin French oak staves. The result’s a spirit with an aroma of toasty, candy oak with caramel and lightweight brown sugar. On the palate, you’ll get oak and spice. That is the second within the wooden ending sequence. In reality, FAE-01 was simply named the second-best whiskey of 2021 by Whisky Advocate who known as it “A flavor-packed, oak-driven bourbon that wears its proof properly.”
To see if Maker’s shall be selecting up your bag tab, go to whiskyflights.makermark.com between December 15 and 31, 2021 and add an eligible airline checked bag receipt.
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