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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. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Advice to the Younger Generation

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Advice to the Younger Generation

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, offers advice to the rising generation on how to survive in the modernized 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://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Before the Bourbon Renaissance

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Before the Bourbon Renaissance

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses the business of his father Bill Samuels, Sr., and explains that sophisticated bourbon was not a popular idea before 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://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27843. Share

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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Changing the Status Quo

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Changing the Status Quo

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses how his father’s new bourbon flavor succeeded despite the difficulty of going against the status quo. 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. Share

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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Bill’s Father and His New Bourbon

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Bill’s Father and His New Bourbon

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses how his father’s taste in bourbon drove him to develop its flavor in a new direction. 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. Share

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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Growing the Industry and Community

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Growing the Industry and Community

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses how bourbon terminology changed as connoisseurship entered the industry in the Bourbon Renaissance, and how that has affected the industry and the state economy. 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. Share

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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. Share

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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Early Life

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Early Life

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, discusses how he got involved in the bourbon industry despite having grown up in Montreal, Canada. 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. Share

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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Appreciation for Premium-ness

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Appreciation for Premium-ness

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, discusses how the international community has a growing appreciation for premium products. 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. Share

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