Interview with E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr., October 20, 2009

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

E. H. Taylor Hay Jr., originally from California, has spent most of his life in Kentucky. He is a descendant of Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. who once owned the distillery now known as Buffalo Trace and made Old Taylor bourbon. In this interview, Hay explains the Taylor family genealogy. He describes Colonel Taylor's personality, his career, and his status as a public figure. Hay discusses Colonel Taylor's contributions to the industry, including his advocacy of the government regulation of bourbon. He also explains how Colonel Taylor's legacy and name live on. Hay talks about how Taylor's whiskey fortune enabled his descendants to build a historic home at Scotland Farm which is still owned and maintained by the Taylor family.

Interview Accession

2009oh248_bik013

Interviewee Name

E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Thomas Troland

Interview Date

2009-10-20

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

Hay, E.H., Jr. (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.

Hay, E. H. Taylor, Jr., 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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