Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Al Young (Four Roses): The Future of Four Roses

    Al Young (Four Roses): The Future of Four Roses

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, discusses the distillery’s historic reputation for quality, which in his view must remain top priority in the years to come. 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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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Signing Bottles

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Signing Bottles

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, tells how he began to sign more and more bottles as the role of Master Distiller became more prominent. 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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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): How to Drink Bourbon

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): How to Drink Bourbon

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains how he judges a good glass of bourbon, and how he advises others to drink their bourbon: any way you like it. 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/27885.

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  • Al Young (Four Roses): Brand Ambassador

    Al Young (Four Roses): Brand Ambassador

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, explains his job duties and tells stories about one of them, collecting items of historic value. 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: The Job of a Master Distiller

    Edwin Foote: The Job of a Master Distiller

    Edwin “Ed” Foote, retired Master Distiller for the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, explains that the title Master Distiller is a relatively recent invention, and he discusses the differences between these distillers of today and those of several decades ago. 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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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): The Bourbon Trail

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): The Bourbon Trail

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, discusses the opportunities offered by the Bourbon Trail. 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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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the Bourbon Renaissance: how it has removed the stigma surrounding bourbon and whiskey, and how  the industry has now reached a point even higher than it was in the ’50s and ’60s. 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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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Wild Turkey Around the World

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Wild Turkey Around the World

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses his firsthand experience in Japan of Wild Turkey’s international reputation–a growing reputation, as exports have grown from 6% of total Wild Turkey sales in the 1980s to 35-40% 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/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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