Interview with Edwin Foote, December 20, 2013

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Edwin Foote worked for the Seagram Company for many years before becoming the Master Distiller at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. In this interview he discusses his educational background and how he came to work for Seagram. He talks about his job duties as a beer chemist and the process of ensuring the quality of the product during each step of the distilling process.

Foote discusses how he became the Master Distiller at Stitzel-Weller and describes his job duties. He talks about the unique atmosphere at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. He discusses some of the major contributors to the bourbon industry, including Al Young, Ova Haney, Pappy Van Winkle, and Jim Rutledge.

Interview Accession

2014oh042_bik044

Interviewee Name

Edwin Foote

Interviewer Name

Mike Veach

Interview Date

2013-12-20

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Foote, Edwin Interview by Mike Veach. 20 Dec. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Foote, E. (2013, December 20). Interview by M. Veach. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Foote, Edwin, interview by Mike Veach. December 20, 2013, Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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