= Audio Available Online
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.
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.
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.
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.