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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Growing up in the Bourbon Business

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Growing up in the Bourbon Business

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses his childhood on a farm and the influence of his father Parker Beam and his grandfather Earl Beam on his choice to follow in their footsteps. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Learning from the Family

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Learning from the Family

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill, names his father Parker Beam and grandfather Earl Beam as his two greatest teachers and tells how he learned to make jug yeast from his grandfather. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Bourbon Families

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Bourbon Families

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how several other bourbon companies are keeping the business in the family, and how he is able to see these other families at events around the country. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Youngest Distiller

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Youngest Distiller

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses Greg Davis, the youngest of the distillers in the bourbon community. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, explains how good bourbon requires a combination of many factors, such as good limestone water, high quality grain and yeast, and the right moisture levels in the grain. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Yeast

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Yeast

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses the specific yeast that is used at Heaven Hill. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Job of a Master Distiller

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Job of a Master Distiller

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how the responsibilities of a Master Distiller have shifted interacting with the market, for example in taking part in tastings and traveling around the world. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Modern Master Distiller

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Modern Master Distiller

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill, explains how he travels and at the same time keeps an eye on the distillery using modern technology. 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/27682. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how the Bourbon Renaissance benefits Kentucky. 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/27682. Share

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