Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Olivia Ripy: Harmony among the Distilleries

    Olivia Ripy: Harmony among the Distilleries

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses several family members who work in the distillery. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27889.

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  • Andrea Wilson: First Days on the Job

    Andrea Wilson: First Days on the Job

    Andrea Wilson, former Director of Whiskey Strategies for Diageo North America, discusses her relief in meeting Frenchie Sweatt, another woman in a male-dominated industry, on her first day at Diageo. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27912.

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  • John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Bourbon vs. Wine

    John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Bourbon vs. Wine

    John Boswell, former President of Independent Stave Company, as someone who has dealt with both wine and bourbon producers, explains some of the differences between the two industries. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28010.

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  • Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Why Kentucky?

    Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Why Kentucky?

    Joseph Magliocco, President of Michter’s Distillery, explains why he chose to set up shop in Kentucky, from its natural resources, to its outstanding heritage, to its excellent bourbon community. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28011.

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  • John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Teaching His Son

    John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Teaching His Son

    John Boswell, former President of Independent Stave Company, tells of how he taught the business to his son Brad. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28010.

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  • Brad and John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): The Old Days

    Brad and John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): The Old Days

    Brad and John Boswell, President and former President of Independent Stave Company, discuss the changes that the company has seen since the time of John’s father T. W. Boswell. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28008.

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  • Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Parker and Craig Beam

    Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Parker and Craig Beam

    Brad Boswell, President and fourth-generation cooper of Independent Stave Company, tells of the hospitality and friendship the Beams have shown to his family. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28009.

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Fire and Recovery

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Fire and Recovery

    Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, tell of how with the help of the community, the distillery recovered from the catastrophic 1996 fire. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27683.

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  • John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Why Kentucky?

    John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Why Kentucky?

    John Boswell, former President of Independent Stave Company, names good limestone water and climate as the reasons Kentucky is perfect for bourbon production, explaining how temperature fluctuations affect the aging process. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28010.

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