Monday, August 26, 2013

Spirited Stories: The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History chronicles one of Kentucky's signature industries

The Nunn Center’s Bourbon in Kentucky Oral History Collection was featured in the most recent issue of Kentucky Monthly in a story written by Kristy Robinson Horine.
Bourbon has been a part of Kentucky culture and heritage since it was first distilled there in the late eighteenth century. Since then the industry has expanded to international markets and proved to be a major industry for the state of Kentucky. This collection chronicles Kentucky distilleries with interviews from family members, employees, and local historians. Topics addressed in the collection include the history and process of bourbon production, governmental regulations on bourbon, the industry's economic struggles and successes, family involvement in the companies, and the industry's affect on the community.

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