I found another connection (besides the possible one with Bettye Jo's cousin) between my Grandfather and some well known bourbon industry folks. I found out from one of my uncles back in May of this year, that my Grandfather & Grandmother, while in Anderson County in the late 50s, were good friends with the Ripys.Wouldn't it be cool if my Grandfather and one of your relatives, e.g., Charles, had tipped back a few together?
I am going to a wedding this weekend in L'ville and will have access to all my aunts and uncles on that side of the family. I hope I can get more research done.
I also found out from my uncle that my Grandfather had been a taster during his career. Again, I will seek more details this weekend.