Rob Samuels is the grandson of the creator of Maker's Mark Whisky and current chief operating officer of the distillery.
You would expect a family with such a rich, bourbon-soaked history to know a few good whisky recipes -- and you'd be right. Rob's father, Bill Samuels Jr., perfected his Mint Julep recipe over years of experimentation. The recipe below serves 14-16 people and is perfect for a Kentucky Derby party (which is coming up on May 5).
Make sure you get to work on your Juleps a day before you want to serve them -- the recipe takes more than a day to make, but the drink is worth every second.