Distilling Industry in Kentucky
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Tuggle, executive director, Kentucky Wholesale Dealers Association talks about fair trade laws, how one comes to be a wholesaler, the relationship between the Wholesale Association and the co-ops and chain distributors, and legislation concerning the industry.
Wadell, Brown-Forman's Director of Statistics and Marketing talks about the distilling industry in general and operations at Brown-Forman. Also talks about DISCUS and its research effort.
Walker discusses his personal history in conjunction with his long career in the distillery business. The focus of the interview is on the Old Yellowstone Distillery, cooperage and union issues.
Warns was a lawyer with Seagrams Distillery from 1939 to 1941; he talks about his work in personnel and industrial relations; labor law as it applies to the distilling industry; and gives his view of the Wilkie family and Fred Wilkie in particular; Warns is currently a professor of law at the University of Louisville.
Concerns the distilling industry, including information regarding the American Medicinal Spirits Company and National Distillers; also discusses the distillers' role during World War II and Kentucky's whisky production tax.
With Blue Grass Cooperage; discusses the cooperage aspects of distilling, pricing of materials and technology needed in that industry; also talks about regulation of cooperage.