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New Maker's Mark Bottle To Feature Rick Pitino

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Andy Lyons

It's time to add to your collection.

Maker's Mark announced Thursday that Rick Pitino is slated to be featured on the second in a series of three commemorative Maker's Mark bottles benefitting U of L's Academic Center of Excellence.

The bottle is the second of a three-year commitment by Maker's Mark, which has pledged over $500,000 in support of the Academic Center of Excellence. A total of 12,600 bottles will be available to the public, and details on how to purchase the bottle will be announced at a later date.

A year ago, Maker's Mark began the series by featuring Louisville football coach Charlie Strong on a commemorative bottle. The bottle was a huge success, selling over 8,400 in record time.

I can only assume that the third installment of the series will feature the Card Chronicle Bird Mask.

And for those wondering, yes, the purchase of this bottle does count towards your $100 championship memorabilia spending minimum.