Interview with Marsha Wiechman, April 30, 2009

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Marsha Wiechman has been an employee of Buffalo Trace for twenty-two years at the time of this interview. Marsha grew up on a farm in Kansas and lived there for many years before coming to Buffalo Trace. In this interview, Wiechman describes her education and professional training and explains how she ended up at Buffalo Trace. She lists and explains the different positions she has held at the distillery, describes tasting procedures, and explains some of the terminology used by workers at the distillery. Wiechman also discusses workplace safety and the treatment of female workers at the plant. She compares the work environment in the 1980s with the work environment of today. In addition, Wiechman describes how Elmer T. Lee contributed to her positive experience working for Buffalo Trace.

Interview Accession

2009oh171_bik012

Interviewee Name

Marsha Wiechman

Interviewer Name

Thomas Troland

Interview Date

2009-04-30

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Wiechman, Marsha Interview by Thomas Troland. 30 Apr. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wiechman, M. (2009, April 30). Interview by T. Troland. Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wiechman, Marsha, interview by Thomas Troland. April 30, 2009, Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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