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Whitfield meets Bill Samuels of Makers Mark

2014-06-11 - Washington, DC - Photo By Marty Irby. U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), right, met with Bill Samuels, Jr. in his Capitol Hill office Monday, June 10, 2014. Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Makers’ Mark, was in town to receive the American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Top Shelf Award. Presented to honorees for their service to the beverage alcohol industry and the positive impact they have had in their communities, the ABL Top Shelf Award in the highest recognition given by the store owners that ABL represents. Samuels received the award Monday evening during the ABL Annual Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. "I am pleased to see this award bestowed upon such a fine individual,” said Whitfield. "Bill is a dedicated Kentucky resident and business owner who has been instrumental in the growth of the bourbon industry. His vision has greatly enhanced the economy of Marion County, which I have the privilege of representing." - Marty Irby

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