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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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  • Olivia Ripy: The Art of Kentucky Bourbon

    Olivia Ripy: The Art of Kentucky Bourbon

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses the craft of bourbon as a form of art unique to 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/27889. 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): 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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  • 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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