In Depth: Behind The Scenes Of Kentucky Bourbon Tales

Dec 20, 2014

A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  "Kentucky Bourbon Tales:  Distilling the Family Business"  draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.  The program's director Joanna Hay and Nunn Center Director Doug Boyd recently stopped by our studios to talk about the special project.

The documentary features the stories of master distillers and bourbon barons from such distilleries as Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, Brown-Forman, Woodford Reserve, Maker's Mark, Four Roses, Jim Beam and Bulleit.

It also explains the science and art behind the bourbon-making process and details how the state's signature spirit has become a global phenomenon.

The program will first air for the next several weeks on KET.