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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): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, explains how good bourbon requires a combination of many factors, such as good limestone water, high quality grain and yeast, and the right moisture levels in the grain. 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): Yeast

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Yeast

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses the specific yeast that is used at Heaven Hill. 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): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how the Bourbon Renaissance benefits 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/27682. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, mentions some of the factors that make great bourbon and discusses how the skill set required in distillery employees has changed 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://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Edwin Foote: Beer Chemist

    Edwin Foote: Beer Chemist

    Edwin “Ed” Foote, retired Master Distiller for the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, discusses his role as beer chemist for Seagram, before his move to Stitzel-Weller. 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/27913. Share

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  • Edwin Foote: Making Bourbon

    Edwin Foote: Making Bourbon

    Edwin “Ed” Foote, retired Master Distiller for the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, discusses the process of making bourbon and explains that attention to detail is crucial at every step. 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/27913. Share

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  • Edwin Foote: Changes in the Process

    Edwin Foote: Changes in the Process

    Edwin “Ed” Foote, retired Master Distiller for the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, discusses a few of the ways in which the process of making bourbon has evolved, such as in the specific yeasts used by distilleries and the modern-day ability to control the fermentation temperature. 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/27913. Share

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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Fred’s Father Booker

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Fred’s Father Booker

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses his father’s devotion to the company, his developing Booker’s and also small batch and super premium bourbon, and other members of the Beam family now in other companies. 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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