Interview with Mac Brown, November 14, 2013

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

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J. McCauley (Mac) Brown is the vice president of the Brown-Forman Corporation and the son of Robinson S. Brown Jr. In this interview he discusses the history of the Brown-Forman Corporation. He talks about mistakes the company has made over the years and the company's continued commitment to producing quality products. He discusses his family history, his family's values, and their effect on the company. He talks about philanthropy and diversity at Brown-Forman.

Brown talks about the resurgence of the bourbon industry. He talks about friendships within the bourbon industry and why employees tend to stay and attract other family members to the industry.

He talks about bourbon's place in the international market and marketing strategies for various cultures and markets.

Interview Accession

2013oh486_bik034

Interviewee Name

Mac Brown

Interviewer Name

Al Young

Interview Date

2013-11-14

Interview LC Subject

Bourbon whiskey Families. Whiskey

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Brown, Mac Interview by Al Young. 14 Nov. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, M. (2013, November 14). Interview by A. Young. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brown, Mac, interview by Al Young. November 14, 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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