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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. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Trail

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Trail

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses The Bourbon Trail and how it benefits the company by informing customers about the product and the 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/27813. Share

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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. Share

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  • 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. Share

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  • Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): Re-Inventing the Industry

    Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): Re-Inventing the Industry

    Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill, discusses how the industry has suffered from overproduction and stagnation in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and how it has been revitalized and even reinvented since then. 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/27845. Share

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  • Olivia Ripy: The Bourbon Trail

    Olivia Ripy: The Bourbon Trail

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses the benefits of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for the state and for the historic bourbon towns. 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. Share

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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. Share

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  • Olivia Ripy: The Future of Bourbon

    Olivia Ripy: The Future of Bourbon

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses how the tourist industry has grown and in what ways it can grow in the future. 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. Share

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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): The Cost of Excellence

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): The Cost of Excellence

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, explains why Evan Williams is his favorite bourbon and discusses the challenges of rising consumer demand. 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. Share

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