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Oaks brunch canceled

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By The Staff

Maker's Mark has hosted a brunch at its distillery on Kentucky Oaks Day, but this year's event, which would have been held Friday, has been canceled.

According to the "non-invite", Maker's Mark CEO Bill Samuels Jr. is suffering "post-traumatic hind-end discomfort" following the Kentucky General Assembly's decision to raise the tax on alcohol earlier this year.

The state legislature approved a 6 percent sales tax increase on retail sales of alcoholic beverages. The new tax took effect April 1.