Distilling Industry in Kentucky
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Dupps, an engineer with Schenley Distillers and with their Dickle plant in Tennessee, discusses Tennessee vs. Kentucky whiskeys, Brown-Forman's acquisition of Jack Daniel's, the Dickle "process." Also mentions Lou Rosensteil.
Ellerkamp, engineering executive with Brown-Forman, emphasizes the engineering aspects of the industry in discussing the bottling lines, transportation, warehousing, and the impact of the move of the distilleries from Louisville.
Discusses the distilling industry in general and Rebel Yell whisky in particular (Rebel Yell was a brand owned by her husband). Mentions H.F. Wilkie and Seagrams corporation; gives the Farnsley julep recipe at the end.
Foote, a master distiller with Old Fitzgerald Distillery, discusses his own career development, the route to becoming a master distiller; also discusses yeast as used in the distilling process. See also the interview with Roy Hawse, Foote's predecessor.
Talks about strikes at the plant.
Mr. Frazier, senior vice president, corporation secretary and member of the executive board of Brown-Forman discusses the company and the Brown family. He talks about his own work with the company, the marketing of whisky and labor conditions at B-F.
Genton, production operator, Brown-Forman, describes the process of making whiskey, the combination of jobs, and of computerization of his job.
Gootee, master distiller at Maker's Mark, Loretto, Kentucky, discusses his various jobs; talks about the government men; aging period; and yeast making.
Haney, a master distiller, is also plant manager of Seagram's Old Prentice Distillery at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The discussion is a general one covering the many facets of the distilling industry's history and trends, as well as his positions as master distiller, quality control, and industry by-products manager.
Harrison, a truck driver with Brown-Forman describes his job and the mechanization of the warehouse; also talks about union activities.