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  • Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): Artisanship and New Brands

    Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): Artisanship and New Brands

    E. Peter “Pete” Rutledge, retired Executive Vice Presdient of Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, discusses the role of artisanship in creating new brands. 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/27846. Share

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  • Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    E. Peter “Pete” Rutledge, retired Executive Vice Presdient of Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, describes the characteristics of a good bourbon in terms of success on the market and in terms of flavor. 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/27846. Share

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  • Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): His Grandparents

    Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): His Grandparents

    Rob Samuels, COO of Maker’s Mark, discusses the legacy of his grandfather Bill Samuels, Sr., and his grandmother Marge Samuels. 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/27844. Share

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  • Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): The Mark of a Master Craftsman

    Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): The Mark of a Master Craftsman

    Rob Samuels, COO of Maker’s Mark, explains the origin of the brand name and the of the mark blown into every glass and printed on each label. 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/27844. Share

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  • Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Changing the Industry Dynamic

    Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Changing the Industry Dynamic

    Rob Samuels, COO of Maker’s Mark, discusses how his grandfather revolutionized the bourbon industry and pioneered premium 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/27844. Share

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  • Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Vision

    Rob Samuels (Maker’s Mark): Vision

    Rob Samuels, COO of Maker’s Mark, describes the distillery campus and his vision of preserving the culture of Maker’s Mark started by his grandfather, even as the company expands in the future. 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/27844. Share

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  • Thomas Ripy: What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Thomas Ripy: What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Thomas Ripy, great-grandson of the Tyrone, KY, distiller T. B. Ripy, discusses what makes good bourbon: the good limestone water, traditions of distilling among many of the settlers, and an abundance of corn. 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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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Bad Batch

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Bad Batch

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tell the story of the one bad batch of bourbon made in Jimmy’s lifetime. 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/27815. Share

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Whiskey Thief

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Whiskey Thief

    Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, demonstrate one of the tools of the trade, the whiskey thief. 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/27683. Share

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