Interview with Parker Beam, Craig Beam, August 28, 2013

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

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Interview Summary

Parker and Craig Beam are co-master distillers at Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. in Bardstown, Kentucky. In this interview they discuss the Parker?s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope bottles, whose are donated to the ALS Association. They discuss Craig's first job at Heaven Hill and his current role as Master Distiller. They talk about the fire that occurred in the Heaven Hill warehouses in 1996 as well as other challenges they have faced together over the years. They talk about tasting bourbon and their preferences for drinking bourbon. They talk about how working in the bourbon industry has become a tradition in their family and the advice they were each given when they began working at Heaven Hill Distilleries.

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2013oh320_bik021

Interviewee Name

Parker Beam

Craig Beam

Interviewer Name

Dixie Hibbs

Interview Date

2013-08-28

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Beam, Parker Interview by Dixie Hibbs. 28 Aug. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Beam, P. (2013, August 28). Interview by D. Hibbs. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Beam, Parker, interview by Dixie Hibbs. August 28, 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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