Interview with Rob Samuels, November 18, 2013

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

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Rob Samuels is the grandson of T.W. Samuels, founder of the Maker's Mark Distillery. He is part of the third generation of the Samuels family to operate the Maker's Mark Distillery. In this interview he discusses the beginnings of the company and his grandfather's vision for the product and the brand. He talks about his grandmother's influence on the product and the company. He talks about why he decided to join the family business and how he and his father work together to carry on his grandfather's vision and values. He discusses the globalization of the bourbon industry and the importance of the industry to Kentucky. He talks about the plans for Maker's Mark's sixtieth anniversary.

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2013oh481_bik029

Interviewee Name

Rob Samuels

Interviewer Name

Jim Lindsey

Interview Date

2013-11-18

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Samuels, Rob Interview by Jim Lindsey. 18 Nov. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Samuels, R. (2013, November 18). Interview by J. Lindsey. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Samuels, Rob, interview by Jim Lindsey. November 18, 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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