Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Olivia Ripy: The Bourbon Festival

    Olivia Ripy: The Bourbon Festival

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, tells of the first time she attended the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. 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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  • Olivia Ripy: Ghosts at the Distillery

    Olivia Ripy: Ghosts at the Distillery

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses her experiences with ghosts in the distillery (now the Wild Turkey 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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  • Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Family and Career

    Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Family and Career

    Dace Stubbs, member of the Brown-Forman board of directors and granddaughter of company founder George Gavin Brown, discusses her family heritage. 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/27847.

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  • Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): The American Spirit

    Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): The American Spirit

    Brad Boswell, President and fourth-generation cooper of Independent Stave Company, explains why it is patriotic to drink bourbon. 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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  • Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Mentors

    Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Mentors

    Joseph Magliocco, President of Michter’s Distillery, discusses two men in the industry who were mentors to him, R. C. Wells and Dick Newman. 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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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Trail

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Trail

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses The Bourbon Trail and how it benefits the company by informing customers about the product and the industry. 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/27813.

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  • Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): The Bourbon Trail

    Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): The Bourbon Trail

    Dace Stubbs, member of the Brown-Forman board of directors, discusses how Kentucky Bourbon Trail has helped popularize bourbon. 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/27847.

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  • Olivia Ripy: Master Distillers

    Olivia Ripy: Master Distillers

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, explains what it means to be a Master Distiller and names several of them who have been influential in her life. 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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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Modern Master Distiller

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Modern Master Distiller

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill, explains how he travels and at the same time keeps an eye on the distillery using modern technology. 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/27682.

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