Interview with Mike Veach, February 3, 2011

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

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Mike Veach is Associate Curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview he discusses some of the materials collected by the Filson Historical Society that demonstrate the history of the bourbon industry in Kentucky. He talks about the early days of farmer distillers, through the Whiskey Rebellion, the War of 1812, World War I, Prohibition, and the Pure Food and Drug Act, to the creation of what we know of as bourbon today. He talks about when distillers may have begun using charred oak barrels to age whiskey, when the product began to be called bourbon, and technological advancements in distilling. He talks about the history of several distilleries, including the Old Fashioned Copper Distillery, once owned by E. H. Taylor, now known as the Buffalo Trace Distillery. He talks about Kentucky as the home of bourbon and why bourbon became the dominant American whiskey.

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2011oh018_bik018

Interviewee Name

Mike Veach

Interviewer Name

Thomas Troland

Interview Date

2011-02-03

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Veach, Mike Interview by Thomas Troland. 03 Feb. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Veach, M. (2011, February 03). Interview by T. Troland. Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Veach, Mike, interview by Thomas Troland. February 03, 2011, Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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