Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Mixology

    Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Mixology

    Joseph Magliocco, President of Michter’s Distillery, discusses his experience bar tending in the 1970s, as well as the role of innovative bartenders in bringing about the 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/28011.

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Fire in the Distillery

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Fire in the Distillery

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the fire in 2000 that destroyed a warehouse and led to the building of a new one. 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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  • Al Young (Four Roses): History of the Four Roses Brand

    Al Young (Four Roses): History of the Four Roses Brand

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, discusses the history of the brand, from its ruin in the U.S. by Seagram’s mixed whiskey of the same name, to its renewed popularity as a bourbon in recent years. 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/27886.

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  • Al Young (Four Roses): History of the Distillery

    Al Young (Four Roses): History of the Distillery

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, discusses the history of the distillery from the early 1900’s through the present. 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/27886.

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  • Edwin Foote: Beer Chemist

    Edwin Foote: Beer Chemist

    Edwin “Ed” Foote, retired Master Distiller for the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, discusses his role as beer chemist for Seagram, before his move to Stitzel-Weller. 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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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Previous Generation

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Previous Generation

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses how the previous generation of distillers revived the bourbon industry in the 1980s, which has led to the continued Bourbon Renaissance today. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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