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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): How to Make Bourbon

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): How to Make Bourbon

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses the process of making bourbon at the Beam plant. 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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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Modern Process

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): The Modern Process

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses how the process of making bourbon has adapted to technological changes, but also how it has remained essentially the same as it was fifty years ago. 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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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses what makes good bourbon, particularly aging and the strength at bottling. 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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  • Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Plant Administrator

    Frenchie Sweatt (Diageo): Plant Administrator

    Frenchie Sweatt, Plant Administrator for Diageo North America, explains what knowledge she tries to pass on to the younger management and employees at the plant, such as the importance of accurate record-keeping concerning the age of particular barrels and batches. 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/27911. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains that the key to making a great bourbon is to have great ingredients. 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/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Myth of Age

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Myth of Age

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses how age does not mean the same for bourbon as it does for certain other drinks such as Scotch. 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/27885. Share

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