Interview with Richard Taylor, October 20, 2009

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

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Richard Taylor is a former English professor and a writer who lives near Frankfort, Kentucky. He is the author of The Great Crossing: A Historic Journey to Buffalo Trace Distillery. In this interview, Richard Taylor talks about the history of the Taylor family, including Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr., who bought the distillery now called Buffalo Trace in the 1870s. He also discusses the history of the Leestown area of Frankfort where Buffalo Trace is located. In addition, Taylor talks about the history of distilling in the area around Frankfort. He also describes Colonel Taylor's character and his life. In addition, Taylor describes Colonel Taylor's contributions to the bourbon industry, which include his support of quality control regulation and his novel approaches to producing and marketing bourbon.

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2009oh249_bik014

Interviewee Name

Richard Taylor

Interviewer Name

Thomas Troland

Interview Date

2009-10-20

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Taylor, Richard Interview by Thomas Troland. 20 Oct. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Taylor, R. (2009, October 20). Interview by T. Troland. Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Taylor, Richard, interview by Thomas Troland. October 20, 2009, Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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