Distilling Industry in Kentucky
Mudd, head of quality control, Maker's Mark, Loretto, Kentucky, discusses his life and job.
Nally, employee in warehouse, Maker's Mark, Loretto, Kentucky, discusses his career at Maker's Mark and loyalty of workers.
Bobby Nash discusses his days in the advertising department of Glenmore Distillery. He also talks of the days of opposition to television, Heublein-Smirnoff, political figures, and bootlegging and events up to the 1980s.
Neal, a mechanic with Brown-Forman, talks about the different jobs he has done in the plant; also discusses women, blacks, and labor unions.
Noe, vice president and master distiller, Jim Beam Distillery, gives a history of the company, discusses financing, bottle types, automation, and management changes and their effects. A fourth tape is a copy of a Jim Beam Company audio-visual presentation.
Interview concerns the distilling industry in general and the Seagrams company in particular; also discusses the wet-dry issue, Fred Wilkie, and ad valorem taxes.
Former Brown-Forman advertising executive talks about the B-F market area, export markets, pricing structure, exclusive distributorships, training sales personnel, and advertising in 1950s and 1960s.
Phillips, of the Seagrams Lawrenceburg, Kentucky plant, worked in the fermenting room, the yeast room and for years was the union steward in that plant. He discusses plant production, the labor force and labor issues, and personnel problems. Please note: while there is a transcript of this interview, the audio recording has been lost.
Discusses developments and issues in the bottling aspect of the industry; also his recollections and observations on the distilling industry in general. Mr. Ritchie is a bottler with Barton Brands Distillery.
Rohe, a production operator with Brown-Forman, has worked with them since 1946. He talks about the effect of computers on his job, women in the labor force, safety problems.