Kentucky Bourbon Tales

Saving Stories: Bourbon Tales Coming To A Television Near You

Dec 15, 2014
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A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.   In this special edition of Saving Stories Alan Lytle talks with Center Director Doug Boyd about "Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business."

Saving Stories: Master Distiller Jimmy Russell

Nov 6, 2014
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Dr. Doug Boyd discusses the Nunn Center's ongoing project to chronicle Kentucky's bourbon industry, including master distiller Jimmy Russell.

Saving Stories Moves Along The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Sep 19, 2013
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Earlier this week the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries announced a partnership with the Kentucky Distillers Association to record the stories behind one of the state's signature industries.

In this episode of Saving Stories Center Director Dr. Doug Boyd talks about the project and plays clips from a recent interview with Heaven Hill Master Distillers Craig and Parker Beam.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's bourbon barons are sitting down to tell the stories about themselves and their craft.

The collection of oral histories is a joint effort by the Kentucky Distillers' Association and the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

Center Director Dr. Doug Boyd says Kentucky Bourbon Tales will preserve the stories and colorful characters for future use and edification.