Featured Interview Excerpts

  • Chris Morris (Brown-Forman): How to Drink Bourbon

    Chris Morris (Brown-Forman): How to Drink Bourbon

    Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Brown-Forman, discusses his favorite ways to drink bourbon and explains that the best way to drink bourbon is whatever way you like best. 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/27842.

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  • Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Changes in Record Keeping

    Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Changes in Record Keeping

    Frenchie Sweatt, Plant Administrator for Diageo North America, explains how records were kept in the distillery before the digital age. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Master Distillers

    Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Master Distillers

    Joseph Magliocco, President of Michter’s Distillery, expresses his appreciation for the company’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt, as well as for other Master Distillers whose work benefits the entire 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/28011.

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Process, Old and New

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Process, Old and New

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses some particulars of making bourbon and how the process has remained essentially the same over the years, only increasing in volume because of technological advances. 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/27828.

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  • Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): The Bourbon Trail

    Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): The Bourbon Trail

    Brad Boswell, President and fourth-generation cooper of Independent Stave Company, discusses bourbon tourism and how Independent Stave Company joined the Kentucky 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/28009.

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  • Andrea Wilson: Getting into the Industry

    Andrea Wilson: Getting into the Industry

    Andrea Wilson, former Director of Whiskey Strategies for Diageo North America, discusses how after long preparation she got into the bourbon industry as a manager of Diageo’s Stitzel-Weller site in Louisville 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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  • Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Brand and Advertising

    Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Brand and Advertising

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus  of Maker’s Mark, discusses the advertising philosophy that he and his father have followed. 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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