Distilling Industry in Kentucky
Mr. Samuels, president of Maker's Mark Distillery, discusses his seventeen years with Maker's Mark, how he runs the company as opposed to his father's management, gives a historical perspective of the company and of distilling in Kentucky in general and talks about federal regulations and how they affect the industry.
Samuels, founder of Maker's Mark, Loretto, Kentucky, discusses early family and distillery history, work force; marketing strategy; and sales.
Schickel is in the receiving and dispatching department of Brown-Forman. He began as a forklift operator in the glass supplies warehouse and discusses the various jobs he has done at Brown-Forman. Discusses changes in Brown-Forman management over the years.
In two separate interviews Schupp, former president of Schenley Distilling Company, discusses his career with Schenley, his relations with Lou Rosenteil, politics and the distilling industry, and gives a general overview of the industry.
A former Kentucky state legislator and chief attorney for Kentucky Liquor Retailers Association, Shaikun discusses legislation aimed at the trade law; also discusses court cases in Kentucky and California dealing with fair trade.
Shaver, former chief accountant for American Medicinal Spirits company, held a similar position with Schenley; discusses the problems of setting up accounting systems for distilleries; gives historical background on several former distilleries, such as Bernheim and National; talks about Lou Rosensteil; also about the production tax and other forms of taxation on distilled spirits.
Mr. Sherman, president of Vendome Copper & Brass Works discusses the foundation of the company. He also talks about other distilleries and the different 'cycles' that evolved.
Mr. Sipherd was a chemist for National Distillers Company. He discusses his years of employment from 1933 to the present.
Smith is a local (Louisville) wholesaler; he discusses the history of his changes in drinking habits, and gives reasons for decline in distributorships; also talks about the fair trade laws and their effect.
Smith, retired president, and chairman of the board, Jack Daniel's Distillery, discusses the industry in general and Jack Daniel's in particular. He talks at length about the Brown-Forman purchase of Jack Daniel's; also goes into production costs, competition, and management styles.