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  • Al Young (Four Roses): The Four Roses Name

    Al Young (Four Roses): The Four Roses Name

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, explains origin of the name Four Roses. 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/27886. Share

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  • Andrea Wilson:  Family History

    Andrea Wilson: Family History

    Andrea Wilson, former Director of Whiskey Strategies for Diageo North America, tells of her grandfather, who was a Prohibition-era moonshiner, and of how she became interested in distilleries even as a child. 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. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Family and Early Life

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Family and Early Life

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses the work of his grandfather Park Beam and his father Carl Beam in the distillery and how he himself began to help out even as a young boy. 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): Beginning His Career

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Beginning His Career

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses some of his earliest jobs at the distillery and his years running the Clermont, KY, plant. 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): The Rise of the Beam Name

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Rise of the Beam Name

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses how the Beam name came into prominence and how it has affected him as a member of the Beam family. 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 (Makers Mark): Early Family History

    Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Early Family History

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses how his father and mother were both key in choosing and restoring what became the Maker’s Mark Distillery. 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): Father and Son

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Father and Son

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus  of Maker’s Mark, discusses how his father helped him and the brand develop over time. 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): Early Influences

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Early Influences

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, discusses his early life in Bardstown, one of the bourbon centers of Kentucky, and tells of how his father was helped by “the committee of four”: Pappy van Winkle, Jerry Beam, Ed Shapira, and Hap Motlow. 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): 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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