Leonard Riddle and Ronnie Eddins

Title

Leonard Riddle and Ronnie Eddins

Subject

Riddle, Leonard--Interviews
Eddins, Ronnie--Interviews
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Whiskey industry--Kentucky
Alcohol--Law and legislation
Alcohol--Taxation--United States.
Bourbon whiskey
Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Distillation.
Distilleries--Kentucky
Distillers.

Description

In this interview, Leonard Riddle and Ronnie Eddins talk about their families and early lives and explain how they came to work at Buffalo Trace. Leonard Riddle grew up in Frankfort and began working in the warehouses at Buffalo Trace in 1964. Ronnie Eddins grew up on a farm outside of Frankfort and also came to work at Buffalo Trace in the 1960s.

Riddle and Eddins describe life at the distillery in the 1960s and compare the work environment of the 1960s to the present. They also discuss government regulation of the bourbon industry through the years. Riddle and Eddins also share the story of their first meeting at work and talk about the relationship they have since developed. In addition, Riddle and Eddins list the types of bourbon produced at Buffalo Trace and explain the process of aging, discussing the different kinds of warehouses, barrels and aging conditions. They also reflect on the legacies they hope to leave at Buffalo Trace when they retire.

Format

video

Identifier

2009OH017BIK001

Interviewer

Thomas Troland

Interviewee

Ronnie Eddins
Leonard Riddle

Interview Keyword

Families.
Childhood
Quality of products.
Quality control.
Liquor laws--United States

Sort Priority

0003

Files

Riddle_Eddins.PNG


Citation

“Leonard Riddle and Ronnie Eddins,” Buffalo Trace Distillery Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/buffalotrace/items/show/1.