Interview with Al Young, December 16, 2013

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

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Al Young worked for Seagram Company for many years and held numerous titles including Distillery Manager and Four Roses Brand Ambassador. In this interview he discusses his career path and his duties in his various positions with Seagram Company and the Four Roses Distillery and tells several interesting stories about his historical finds and encounters with members of the Jones family during his time as Brand Ambassador. He talks about the fall in popularity of the Four Roses brand and how the company changed its image to once again become successful. He talks about the history of Four Roses including the possible origin of the brand name, the changes that have occurred to the distillery grounds over the years, and historical examples of Four Roses advertisements dating back to before Prohibition. Young discusses the future of the bourbon industry and Four Roses' plans to maintain the quality of their products.

Interview Accession

2014oh015_bik037

Interviewee Name

Al Young

Interviewer Name

Carla Carlton

Interview Date

2013-12-16

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Young, Al Interview by Carla Carlton. 16 Dec. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Young, A. (2013, December 16). Interview by C.. Carlton. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Young, Al, interview by Carla Carlton. December 16, 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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