Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

Description: 
The Buffalo Trace Oral History Project includes interviews with a diverse group of current and retired employees of the Buffalo Trace Distillery and its affiliated brands, whose positions range from warehouse foreman to master distiller to president and CEO of Buffalo Trace's parent company, Sazerac. Also interviewed are family members of two significant figures from the distillery's past, Col. Albert B. Blanton and Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. The collection includes interviews that explore both the history and process of bourbon production. Historical topics discussed include the history of government regulation of bourbon, Prohibition, the history of the distillery site in Frankfort, the industry's economic struggles and successes, women and African Americans in the distillery, and the history of distillation in Kentucky. Production-related topics discussed include ingredient selection, fermentation, distillation, aging, bottling, quality control and marketing.

Project Accession: 
BIK003
Interview Keywords: 
bourbon  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
13

 
 Interviewee(s)  Interview Date  Accession Number  Interviewer  Restrictions  Access
Ronnie Eddins
Leonard Riddle
2008-10-162009oh017_bik001Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Freddie Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
2008-10-162009oh019_bik002Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Harlen Wheatley
2008-10-302009oh021_bik003Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Elmer T. Lee
2008-10-302009oh023_bik004Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Alice Blanton
2008-10-302009oh025_bik005Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Mark Brown
2009-04-302009oh170_bik011Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Marsha Wiechman
2009-04-302009oh171_bik012Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
E.H. Taylor Hay, Jr.
2009-10-202009oh248_bik013Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Richard Taylor
2009-10-202009oh249_bik014Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Maxine Wiley
2010-04-202010oh058_bik015Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Julian Van Winkle
2010-04-202010oh059_bik016Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Gary Ray Gayheart
2011-01-202011oh017_bik017Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online
Mike Veach
2011-02-032011oh018_bik018Thomas Troland
No restrictions Online

  

  

Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/catalog/xt7bnz80nz7q