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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Rise of the Beam Name

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Rise of the Beam Name

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses how the Beam name came into prominence and how it has affected him as a member of the Beam family. 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/27828. 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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  • Mac Brown (Brown-Forman): Standing by a Product

    Mac Brown (Brown-Forman): Standing by a Product

    J. McCauley “Mac” Brown, Vice President of Brown-Forman Corporation, discusses the vision of the company to produce high-quality products, and a few of the mistakes that have kept them from achieving that goal. 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): 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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  • Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): Craftsmanship

    Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): Craftsmanship

    E. Peter “Pete” Rutledge, retired Executive Vice Presdient of Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, discusses the rise of craftsmanship in the bourbon industry over the past several decades. 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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  • Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): An Uncertain Prosperity

    Peter Rutledge (Brown-Forman): An Uncertain Prosperity

    E. Peter “Pete” Rutledge, retired Executive Vice Presdient of Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide, discusses overseas markets and how they can make up for the uncertainty of the success that the bourbon industry is currently enjoying. 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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