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  • Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Bill’s Father, Bold Craftsman

    Bill Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Bill’s Father, Bold Craftsman

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus of Maker’s Mark, tells of his father’s boldness in “putting his money where his mouth was” and developing a new bourbon based on his own taste. 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.): Learning the Family Business

    Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Learning the Family Business

    Brad Boswell, President and fourth-generation cooper of Independent Stave Company, discusses his childhood and learning the business from his father John Boswell. 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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  • 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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  • Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Family and Career

    Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Family and Career

    Dace Stubbs, member of the Brown-Forman board of directors and granddaughter of company founder George Gavin Brown, discusses her family heritage. 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/27847. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Personal History

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Personal History

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tells of how as a young man he wanted to move to a big city but ended up discovering that his home is his hometown of Lawrenceburg, KY. 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): Entering the Business

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Entering the Business

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses his early life and career: how he nearly became a road manager for a country music band and how he then found a place in in the family business. 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): The Family Business

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Family Business

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses the family business and how the family seems not to do well in anything else, giving the example of Jim Beam, who tried his hand at several other professions during Prohibition without much success. 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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