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  • Al Young (Four Roses): Brand Ambassador

    Al Young (Four Roses): Brand Ambassador

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, explains his job duties and tells stories about one of them, collecting items of historic value. 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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  • Al Young (Four Roses): History of the Distillery

    Al Young (Four Roses): History of the Distillery

    Al Young, Brand Ambassador of Four Roses, discusses the history of the distillery from the early 1900’s through the present. 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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  • 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): Moonshiners

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Moonshiners

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, tells stories of moonshiners of the Prohibition era. 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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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Man Jim Beam

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Man Jim Beam

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses the legacy of Mr. Beam, who revived the distillery after Prohibition. 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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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): History of Wild Turkey

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): History of Wild Turkey

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the history of the distillery: its early changes in ownership,  how annual turkey hunts led to its present name, and the success of the Wild Turkey brand. 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/27814. Share

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  • Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): The End of Prohibition, the Birth of a Brand

    Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): The End of Prohibition, the Birth of a Brand

    Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill, tells of how his father started the business and created the Old Heaven Hill brand in 1934 soon after the repeal of Prohibition and at the height of the Great Depression, and how the brand soon became the number-one selling bourbon in 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/27845. Share

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  • Thomas Ripy: Growing up in a Bourbon Family

    Thomas Ripy: Growing up in a Bourbon Family

    Thomas Ripy, great-grandson of the Tyrone, KY, distiller T. B. Ripy, discusses his early family life and some of his ancestors who were involved in the bourbon 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/27888. Share

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