Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Tastings and Travels

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Tastings and Travels

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses his travels as a distiller participating in tastings across America. 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/27680.

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  • Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Brand and the Changing World

    Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Brand and the Changing World

    Dace Stubbs, member of the Brown-Forman board of directors, explains how the company was a leader in changing the bourbon industry with new brands. 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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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Industry Legends

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Industry Legends

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, shares his memories of past co-workers and industry legends. 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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  • Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): His Grandparents

    Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): His Grandparents

    Rob Samuels, COO of Maker’s Mark, discusses the legacy of his grandfather Bill Samuels, Sr., and his grandmother Marge Samuels. 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/27844.

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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Friendship among the Distillers

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Friendship among the Distillers

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses the closeness of the distilling families. 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/27680.

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  • Mac Brown (Brown-Forman): The Experience of Woodford Reserve

    Mac Brown (Brown-Forman): The Experience of Woodford Reserve

    J. McCauley “Mac” Brown, Vice President of Brown-Forman Corporation, explains the unique appeal of Woodford Reserve. 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/27849.

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  • Andrea Wilson: Women and the Bourbon Community

    Andrea Wilson: Women and the Bourbon Community

    Andrea Wilson, former Director of Whiskey Strategies for Diageo North America, discusses the recent progress of women in the bourbon industry and the challenges that remain, sharing stories of the barriers she herself has faced in her career. 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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  • Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Old Fitzgerald

    Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Old Fitzgerald

    Frenchie Sweatt, Plant Administrator for Diageo North America, discusses the Old Fitzgerald brand and warehouses. 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/27911.

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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Fred’s Father Booker

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Fred’s Father Booker

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses his father’s devotion to the company, his developing Booker’s and also small batch and super premium bourbon, and other members of the Beam family now in other companies. 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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