Interview with John Boswell, July 31, 2014

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

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Interview Summary

John Boswell is the chairman of the board of Independent Stave Company. In this interview he discusses growing up being part of the family business and describes his father and grandfather and their contributions to the business. He talks about his college education and coming back to run the family business. He discusses his own contributions to the industry and talks about introducing his son to the family business. He talks about his relationships with bourbon distillers and tells stories about Booker Noe and Max Shapira. He talks about the differences between the bourbon and wine industries and why bourbon is a product of Kentucky. He discusses his accomplishments, including being inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame, and talks about the benefits of running a family business.

Interview Accession

2014oh138_bik047

Interviewee Name

John Boswell

Interviewer Name

John Gregory

Interview Date

2014-07-31

Interview LC Subject

Bourbon whiskey

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Boswell, John Interview by John Gregory. 31 Jul. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Boswell, J. (2014, July 31). Interview by J. Gregory. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Boswell, John, interview by John Gregory. July 31, 2014, Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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