Richard Taylor

Title

Richard Taylor

Subject

Frankfort (Ky.)--History
Families.
Genealogy.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Bourbon whiskey
Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Distillation.
Distilleries--Kentucky
Distillers.
Whiskey industry--Kentucky
Taylor, E. H. (Edmund Haynes), Jr., 1830-1923
Whiskey.

Description

Richard Taylor is a former English professor and a writer who lives near Frankfort, Kentucky. He is the author of The Great Crossing: A Historic Journey to Buffalo Trace Distillery. In this interview, Richard Taylor talks about the history of the Taylor family, including Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr., who bought the distillery now called Buffalo Trace in the 1870s. He also discusses the history of the Leestown area of Frankfort where Buffalo Trace is located. In addition, Taylor talks about the history of distilling in the area around Frankfort. He also describes Colonel Taylor's character and his life. In addition, Taylor describes Colonel Taylor's contributions to the bourbon industry, which include his support of quality control regulation and his novel approaches to producing and marketing bourbon.

Format

video

Identifier

2009OH249BIK014

Interviewer

Thomas Troland

Interviewee

Richard Taylor

Interview Keyword

Authors.
Leestown (Ky.)
Alcohol--Law and legislation
Liquor laws--United States
Quality control.
Quality of products.

Sort Priority

0011

Files

Richard_Taylor.PNG


Citation

“Richard Taylor,” Buffalo Trace Distillery Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/buffalotrace/items/show/9.