Featured Interview Excerpts

  • John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Bourbon vs. Wine

    John Boswell (Independent Stave Co.): Bourbon vs. Wine

    John Boswell, former President of Independent Stave Company, as someone who has dealt with both wine and bourbon producers, explains some of the differences between the two industries. 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.

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  • Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): Expanding the Business

    Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): Expanding the Business

    Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill, explains how Heaven Hill has expanded both in the categories of its products and in the number of its international markets. 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.

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  • Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Fred’s Father Booker

    Fred Noe (Jim Beam): Fred’s Father Booker

    Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam, discusses his father’s devotion to the company, his developing Booker’s and also small batch and super premium bourbon, and other members of the Beam family now in other companies. 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.

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Advice to the Younger Generation

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Advice to the Younger Generation

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, offers advice to the rising generation on how to survive in the modernized industry. 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.

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  • Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): Family-Owned Business

    Max Shapira (Heaven Hill): Family-Owned Business

    Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill, discusses the advantages of a family-owned 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/27845.

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Personal History

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Personal History

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tells of how as a young man he wanted to move to a big city but ended up discovering that his home is his hometown of Lawrenceburg, KY. 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/27813.

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  • Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Women in the Industry

    Dace Stubbs (Brown-Forman): Women in the Industry

    Dace Stubbs, member of the Brown-Forman board of directors, gives advice to women entering the industry. 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/27847.

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  • Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Owsley Brown

    Campbell Brown (Brown-Forman): Owsley Brown

    Campbell Brown, Vice President and Director of Brown-Forman Corporation’s Midwest and Canada divisions, discusses former Chairman and CEO Owsley Brown II and his influence on 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/27848.

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  • Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Youngest Distiller

    Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Youngest Distiller

    Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries, discusses Greg Davis, the youngest of the distillers in the 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/27682.

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