Maker’s Mark and University of Kentucky to map American oak genome

Bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has partnered with the University of Kentucky to research the DNA of the American white oak tree. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Maker’s Mark Distillery and Independent Stave Company will aim to discover traits that affect the growth of the trees. The Beam Suntory-owned distillery and Independent Stave Company elected to fund the research as it hopes to gain a better understanding of the trees, which…

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