Monday, March 31, 2008

Limited edition bottles on sale April 4 - Signing April 11

18,000 numbered, limited edition bottles honoring legendary UK Men's Basketball Coach Joe B. Hall will go on sale, statewide, Friday, April 4, 2008. As in previous years, the bottles are expected to sell out within hours.

Made of blue glass and dipped in "Kentucky Blue" wax, the bottles should sell for $45 to $47 depending on the store.
This is the 30th Anniversary of Coach Hall’s 1978 NCAA Championship, and when Hall was also named college basketball's Coach of the Year. The bottle is in memory of his biggest fan, his late wife, Katharine, who died of cancer last year.

The unique partnership between Keeneland Race Track, University of Kentucky and Maker's Mark Distillery will have raised over $3 million in three years by the sale of this series of UK's "Most Beloved" bottles.

Maker's Mark President, Bill Samuels Jr, and Keeneland President, Nick Nicholson, will join Coach Hall in signing the bottles on Friday, April 11 starting at 6:30 AM at the trackside of the Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, Kentucky. The signing will be for first 1300 people in line with each person limited to two (2) bottles and only this year’s 2008 bottle will be signed (no other bottles or memorabilia will be allowed).

For further information, the public can call Keeneland at 800.456.3412 or go to their website:

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