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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, 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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  • Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Brand and Advertising

    Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Brand and Advertising

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus  of Maker’s Mark, discusses the advertising philosophy that he and his father have followed. 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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  • Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Reflections on the Bourbon Industry

    Bill Samuels (Makers Mark): Reflections on the Bourbon Industry

    Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus  of Maker’s Mark, discusses the changes that have taken place in the industry during 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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  • Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Making Barrels

    Brad Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Making Barrels

    Brad Boswell, President and fourth-generation cooper of Independent Stave Company, explains the process of making barrels and how barrels affect the flavor of 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/28009. 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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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, discusses the resurgence of interest in craftsmanship and heritage in the bourbon 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://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27848. Share

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  • Chris Morris (Brown-Forman): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Chris Morris (Brown-Forman): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Brown-Forman, explains that good bourbon comes only from perfection in the five sources of flavor: the grain recipe, water purity, fermentation, distillation, and maturation or aging. He also discusses the qualities of good bourbon in the present resurgence of cocktail culture. 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/27842. Share

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