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  • Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Why Kentucky?

    Parker Beam (Heaven Hill): Why Kentucky?

    Parker Beam, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses how Kentucky’s climate makes for excellent aging of bourbon, as well as how best to barrel it. 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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  • 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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