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  • Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): The End of Prohibition, the Birth of a Brand

    Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): The End of Prohibition, the Birth of a Brand

    Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill, tells of how his father started the business and created the Old Heaven Hill brand in 1934 soon after the repeal of Prohibition and at the height of the Great Depression, and how the brand soon became the number-one selling bourbon in 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/27845. Share

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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Family History

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Family History

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses his early life and family history: his memories of his grandfather William Parker and father Earl Parker enjoying Jim Beam bourbon, his father’s move from Jim Beam to Heaven Hill, and his own first jobs in the company. 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): The Heaven Hill Label

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): The Heaven Hill Label

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill discusses the Heaven Hill logo and branding. 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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