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  • Andrea Wilson: Why Kentucky?

    Andrea Wilson: Why Kentucky?

    Andrea Wilson, former Director of Whiskey Strategies for Diageo North America, explains some of the reasons Kentucky is ideal for bourbon production: the abundance of resources, the Southern culture, and good limestone water. 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/27912. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, names the water in Kentucky as a factor that makes the state excellent for bourbon production, and he discusses Jim Beam’s yeast, another important ingredient. 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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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Why Kentucky?

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Why Kentucky?

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada and Canada divisions, discusses the success of the bourbon business in Kentucky and the new opportunities to offer great bourbon beyond the state border. 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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  • Chris Morris (Brown-Forman): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Chris Morris (Brown-Forman): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Brown-Forman, explains that good bourbon comes only from perfection in the five sources of flavor: the grain recipe, water purity, fermentation, distillation, and maturation or aging. He also discusses the qualities of good bourbon in the present resurgence of cocktail culture. 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/27842. Share

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, explains how good bourbon requires a combination of many factors, such as good limestone water, high quality grain and yeast, and the right moisture levels in the grain. 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/27682. Share

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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses why Kentucky is best suited for making 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/27827. 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): Why Kentucky?

    Joseph Magliocco (Michter’s): Why Kentucky?

    Joseph Magliocco, President of Michter’s Distillery, explains why he chose to set up shop in Kentucky, from its natural resources, to its outstanding heritage, to its excellent bourbon community. 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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  • 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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