Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Family and Community

    Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Family and Community

    Dace Stubbs, member of the Brown-Forman board of directors, discusses family friends and memories of industry leaders. 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.): Learning the Family Business

    Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Learning the Family Business

    Brad Boswell, President and fourth-generation cooper of Independent Stave Company, discusses his childhood and learning the business from his father John 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/28009.

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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Stateside

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Stateside

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, discusses his return to Louisville, KY, to become brand manager of Southern Comfort, witnessing the continuing Bourbon Renaissance. 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/27848.

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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Father and Son

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Father and Son

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus  of Maker’s Mark, discusses how his father helped him and the brand develop over time. 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/27843.

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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Family Business

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Family Business

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses the family business and how the family seems not to do well in anything else, giving the example of Jim Beam, who tried his hand at several other professions during Prohibition without much success. 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/27827.

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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Growing the Industry and Community

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Growing the Industry and Community

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses how bourbon terminology changed as connoisseurship entered the industry in the Bourbon Renaissance, and how that has affected the industry and the state economy. 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/27843.

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  • Olivia Ripy: Family Ties to the Industry

    Olivia Ripy: Family Ties to the Industry

    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 family distillery, which is 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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  • Edwin Foote: The Sign out Front

    Edwin Foote: The Sign out Front

    Edwin “Ed” Foote, retired Master Distiller for the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, discusses Pappy Van Winkle’s dislike of chemists as opposed to traditional distillers working in distilleries, and his putting up a sign at Stitzel-Weller to that effect. 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/27913.

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Beginning in the Industry

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Beginning in the Industry

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses his first jobs in the company and how technology has since then changed distillery jobs. 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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