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silverfish
02-05-2011, 11:14
I came across an April 20, 2010 interview with JVW (http://www.nunncenter.org/buffalotrace/2010/08/12/julian-van-winkle-iii/) and a search didn't
show it listed so I thought I'd share. The video is listed as 52 minutes
long.

This link (http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/b/bib/oh2.php?cachefile=2010OH059_BIK016_VanWinkle_acc.x ml&kw=Julian%20Van%20Winkle%20III,%20April%2020,%2020 10) goes to the video interview with a transcript if you'd prefer to
read it. The video on this page is listed as 1 hour 11 minutes (which
coincides with the time notations along the transcript.)

I found the more interesting topics (history aside) came later in the interview:

55:00 Julian "...tried a thirty-year-old before, and it's--I don't care who
made it--it's not going to make it. It's not going to make the trip very,
very gracefully."

63:00 His "desert island" whiskey - "Probably some very extra old fifteen-
year-old 90 proof Old Fitzgerald. Best stuff on the planet."

67:00 Re: BT - "We are basically still using the Weller recipe." and
elaborates on warehouse placement of barrels & picking the good ones

69:00 (regarding sales figures) - "We're probably, uh, you know, we're at
about five or six thousand cases which doesn't go very far at all." and then
goes on to explain the allocation.

Enjoy!

nblair
02-05-2011, 11:28
This is a great interview, as well as the others in the Buffalo Trace Oral History project. This was surprisingly only shortly discussed here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14532&highlight=Oral+history). So far I've seen the Leonard Riddle and Ronnie Eddins, Jimmy and Freddie Johnson, Harlen Wheatley, and Mark Brown interviews. Spending some time watching these is highly recommended.

cgbakerjr
02-05-2011, 18:10
Quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.

GOCOUGS2002
02-05-2011, 18:22
Buffalo Trace Oral History project.

Excellent site that I found a couple weeks ago when I saw it on here, amazing to hear from the people who had and still have such a big influence in the industry.

silverfish
02-06-2011, 06:48
This is a great interview, as well as the others in the Buffalo Trace Oral History project. This was surprisingly only shortly discussed here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14532&highlight=Oral+history).

I guess I didn't use the correct search words but thanks for the link.
I agree that the discussion was relatively minor given the interviewees
and wealth of information. I'll have to check out the others now.

SMOWK
02-06-2011, 08:13
Thanks for the link!

The picture of Ronnie Eddins in the back of the latest Bourbon Review caught my eye this morning. Could anyone look happier?

Gillman
02-06-2011, 09:04
Excellent interview, I watched it right through.

Gary

sailor22
02-07-2011, 09:25
GREAT LINK - super interview --- thanks so much. I have read it twice and learned a lot.

squire
02-07-2011, 17:08
Thanks for the link John, nothing better than first hand information.

jmpyle
02-08-2011, 23:11
Fantastic stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jono
02-20-2011, 17:16
Great find, thanks for posting!

jinenjo
02-20-2011, 23:19
I think when I was told about this a while ago I tried to convert it to audio to listen on my mp3 player, but to no avail.

Does anyone know if it's possible?

silverfish
02-21-2011, 08:39
I think when I was told about this a while ago I tried to convert it to audio to listen on my mp3 player, but to no avail.

Does anyone know if it's possible?

I would think it would be. Try a search for audio recorder at download.com
and perhaps you can find something. I know my wife has a program to record
youtube clips (but don't know the name of it offhand.) Would something like
that work for you?

jinenjo
02-21-2011, 14:56
Perhaps, I have a mac and I used to have a program called mp3-my-mp3 that recorded all sounds coming through the speakers, but haven't found anything related for Macs.

spy247
02-23-2011, 22:52
Thanks for this. Very interesting.

Special Reserve
02-26-2011, 15:29
Interesting and enjoyable.

Thanks for posting this interview.

HP12
04-01-2011, 20:37
What a great website...thank you for sharing!! Loved the Van Winkle interview and I look forward to watching the others including Elmer T. Lee's while sipping on a dram of his ETL 90th B-Day Edition!

cigarnv
04-02-2011, 13:41
The entire Oral History series is very well done and brings the folks we hear so much about to life in a way the printed word cannot....

Tennessee Dave
04-04-2011, 09:37
Great interview.

bourbonv
04-04-2011, 14:55
The Nunn Center and Buffalo trace have put together a 30 minute documentary from the oral history project that will air on KET in June.

Mike Veach