Kentucky bourbon distillers inducted into Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame

Al Young

Al Young, Bill Samuels Jr. have nearly 90 years of bourbon experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Four Roses Bourbon’s Brand ambassador Al Young and Maker’s Mark president Bill Samuels Jr. were among three individuals inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame this week during the Whiskies and Spirits Conference in New York. The other inductee was Steve Beal of Diageo.

Young has been with Four Roses for 47 years. Samuels is a seventh generation bourbon distiller with about 40 years at Maker’s Mark.