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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Beam Family Heritage

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Beam Family Heritage

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, shares memories of growing up in the Beam family and how he came to be a seventh-generation distiller. 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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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses why Kentucky is best suited for making 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/27827. Share

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  • Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Old Fitzgerald

    Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Old Fitzgerald

    Frenchie Sweatt, Plant Administrator for Diageo North America, discusses the Old Fitzgerald brand and warehouses. 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. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Bringing Premium to Kentucky

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Bringing Premium to Kentucky

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, tells of how premium brands were created so that Four Roses bourbon would be set apart from Seagram’s previous Four Roses blended whiskey, and he discusses the company’s efforts to bring their internationally successful bourbon back to 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/27885. Share

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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Changes in His Lifetime

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Changes in His Lifetime

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tells of his following the generations-old family trade in his hometown of Lawrenceburg, KY, and he discusses the steady consolidation of small family businesses into large companies over the 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/27814. Share

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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Why Kentucky?

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Why Kentucky?

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how Kentucky’s climate makes for excellent aging of bourbon, as well as how best to barrel 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/27680. Share

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  • Thomas Ripy: After Prohibition

    Thomas Ripy: After Prohibition

    Thomas Ripy, great-grandson of the Tyrone, KY, distiller T. B. Ripy, discusses the families that stayed in the business after Prohibition was repealed. 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/27888. Share

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