Marsha Wiechman

Title

Marsha Wiechman

Subject

Farm life
Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Whiskey
Whiskey industry--Kentucky
Distilleries--Kentucky
Distillation
Liquors--Gaging and testing.
Women in the whiskey industry
Bourbon whiskey

Description

Marsha Wiechman has been an employee of Buffalo Trace for twenty-two years at the time of this interview. Marsha grew up on a farm in Kansas and lived there for many years before coming to Buffalo Trace. In this interview, Wiechman describes her education and professional training and explains how she ended up at Buffalo Trace. She lists and explains the different positions she has held at the distillery, describes tasting procedures, and explains some of the terminology used by workers at the distillery. Wiechman also discusses workplace safety and the treatment of female workers at the plant. She compares the work environment in the 1980s with the work environment of today. In addition, Wiechman describes how Elmer T. Lee contributed to her positive experience working for Buffalo Trace.

Format

video

Identifier

2009OH171BIK012

Interviewer

Thomas Troland

Interviewee

Marsha Wiechman

Interview Keyword

Childhood
Kansas
Economic conditions.
Women--Employment.
Quality control.
Distillers.
Ghosts.
Whiskey--Analysis

Sort Priority

0004

Files

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Citation

“Marsha Wiechman,” Buffalo Trace Distillery Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/buffalotrace/items/show/7.