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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Warehouse Storage and Its Effects

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Warehouse Storage and Its Effects

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how bourbon is affected by storage in barrels in a warehouse. 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/27680. Share

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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): What Makes Good Bourbon?

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

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses what it takes to make bourbon of excellent quality, from grain selection to proper distillation times and fermentation temperatures, along the way discussing different types of mills in use at the time he entered the 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/27680. Share

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  • Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): The Industry Revitalized

    Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): The Industry Revitalized

    E. Peter “Pete” Rutledge, retired Executive Vice Presdient of Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, explains how the company and the bourbon industry in general took a turn for the better in the 1980s, largely due to the inspiration of Maker’s Mark. 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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