Interview with Craig Beam, August 28, 2013

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

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Interview Summary

Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery, discusses how he came to work at the distillery through his father and grandfather. He talks about how Heaven Hill makes its bourbon and the importance of quality ingredients. He talks about what it is like to work for a family-owned company and discusses other families within the bourbon industry. He talks about traveling to promote the distillery and to meet consumers and discusses the importance of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Beam talks about his concerns for the industry and how it has been affected by the current economic downturn.

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2013oh319_bik020

Interviewee Name

Craig Beam

Interviewer Name

Dixie Hibbs

Interview Date

2013-08-28

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

Beam, C. (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, Craig, 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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