E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr.

Title

E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr.

Subject

Whiskey
Distillers.
Kentucky--Politics and government
Whiskey industry--Kentucky
Distilleries--Kentucky
Genealogy.
Taylor, E. H. (Edmund Haynes), Jr., 1830-1923
Inheritance and succession.
Families.
Alcohol--Law and legislation
Bourbon whiskey
Quality of products.
Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Description

E. H. Taylor Hay Jr., originally from California, has spent most of his life in Kentucky. He is a descendant of Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. who once owned the distillery now known as Buffalo Trace and made Old Taylor bourbon. In this interview, Hay explains the Taylor family genealogy. He describes Colonel Taylor's personality, his career, and his status as a public figure. Hay discusses Colonel Taylor's contributions to the industry, including his advocacy of the government regulation of bourbon. He also explains how Colonel Taylor's legacy and name live on. Hay talks about how Taylor's whiskey fortune enabled his descendants to build a historic home at Scotland Farm which is still owned and maintained by the Taylor family.

Format

video

Identifier

2009OH248BIK013

Interviewer

Thomas Troland

Interviewee

E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr.

Interview Keyword

Colonel E. H. Taylor
Commodore Richard Taylor
Ancestry
Lineage
Family history
Scotland Farm (Ky.)
Frankfort (Ky.)
Childhood
Marketing.

Sort Priority

0009

Files

Taylor.PNG


Citation

“E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr.,” Buffalo Trace Distillery Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/buffalotrace/items/show/8.