Mike Veach

Title

Mike Veach

Subject

Whiskey
Veach, Mike
Veach, Mike--Interviews
Whiskey industry--Kentucky
Alcohol--Taxation--United States.
Alcohol--Law and legislation
Distillation.
Distilleries--Kentucky
Distillers.
Whiskey industry--Kentucky--History.
Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Economic conditions.
Bourbon whiskey

Description

Mike Veach is Associate Curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview he discusses some of the materials collected by the Filson Historical Society that demonstrate the history of the bourbon industry in Kentucky. He talks about the early days of farmer distillers, through the Whiskey Rebellion, the War of 1812, World War I, Prohibition, and the Pure Food and Drug Act, to the creation of what we know of as bourbon today. He talks about when distillers may have begun using charred oak barrels to age whiskey, when the product began to be called bourbon, and technological advancements in distilling. He talks about the history of several distilleries, including the Old Fashioned Copper Distillery, once owned by E. H. Taylor, now known as the Buffalo Trace Distillery. He talks about Kentucky as the home of bourbon and why bourbon became the dominant American whiskey.

Format

video

Identifier

2011OH018BIK018

Interviewer

Thomas Troland

Interviewee

Mike Veach

Interview Keyword

Filson Historical Society
Quality of products.
Prohibition.
Sales promotion.

Files

veach.PNG


Citation

“Mike Veach,” Buffalo Trace Distillery Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/buffalotrace/items/show/13.