Fortune Gets Go-Ahead For Maker's Mark Acquisition

Published: 10/18/2005

Lincolnshire, Ill. - Fortune Brands Inc. last month received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to complete the purchase of Maker's Mark and its related facilities, including the distillery in Loretto, Ky.Maker's Mark is among the more than 20 spirits and wine brands included in Fortune Brands' previously announced transaction with Pernod Ricard.