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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Art of Aging

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Art of Aging

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses the details of barrel-aging and some of the differences in this respect between the Four Roses 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/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Being Consistent

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Being Consistent

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses the importance and the challenges of producing a consistent brand 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/27885. Share

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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Early Career

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Early Career

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses how the consumer base of bourbon has changed over time, what his first job was in the industry and how that job too has changed, and what it takes to make good 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://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27814. Share

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  • John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Friends in the Industry

    John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Friends in the Industry

    John Boswell, former President of Independent Stave Company, names some of the people he has worked with in the industry, discussing in particular Booker Noe and Max Shapira. 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/28010. Share

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  • John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Why Kentucky?

    John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Why Kentucky?

    John Boswell, former President of Independent Stave Company, names good limestone water and climate as the reasons Kentucky is perfect for bourbon production, explaining how temperature fluctuations affect the aging process. 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/28010. Share

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  • Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Quality the Top Priority

    Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Quality the Top Priority

    Joseph Magliocco, President of Michter’s Distillery, explains the company’s goal of quality no matter the cost. 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/28011. Share

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  • Mac Brown (Brown-Forman): Age versus Quality

    Mac Brown (Brown-Forman): Age versus Quality

    J. McCauley “Mac” Brown, Vice President of Brown-Forman Corporation, explains that quality, not fixed age, is more important in the production 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/27849. Share

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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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  • 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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