Three bottles of Maker's Mark whisky
The Reason Maker's Mark Doesn't Label Its Bottles As 'Whiskey'
If you look closely at a bottle of Maker's Mark — an icon of Kentucky bourbon whiskey — it is spelled bourbon "whisky," which is more than just a matter of spelling.
Maker's Mark is made in America and American whiskey is always spelled with an "e," unlike in every other country — except Ireland — where it's called "whisky."
Representatives of Maker's Mark stated in a Tweet on X (formerly known as Twitter) that the traditional spelling was in honor of the Scottish-Irish heritage of the Samuels family.
The Samuels no longer own Maker's Mark, but the tradition seems here to stay. It is now produced by the Japanese company Beam Suntory, who still labels it as "whisky."