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BourbonBlog.com interviews Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on his visit to The Great Kentucky Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala at the 2009 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Tonight, Gov. Beshear is honoring First Lieutenant Clint Hooker, who became the 1,000th person to complete the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Watch our interview with this Fort Campbell pilot and the Governor below

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear hands First Lt. Clint Hooker a Kentucky Colonel certificate at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Gala Saturday, Sept. 19,2009 in Bardstown, Kentucky. Gov. Beshear promoting Lt Hook to a Kentucky Colonel. (from left to right) Kevin Smith, Master Distiller, Maker's Mark; Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller, Wild Turkey; Governor Steve Beshear; Fred Noe, 7th Generation Distiller, Jim Beam; Lt. Clint Hooker; Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller, Four Roses.  Photo Courtesy: Kentucky Distillers' Association, taken by Patti Longmire

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear hands First Lt. Clint Hooker a Kentucky Colonel certificate at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Gala Saturday, Sept. 19,2009 in Bardstown, Kentucky. In photo from left to right: Kevin Smith, Master Distiller, Maker

Special thanks to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association
Video edited by Jake Bilinski of Cinephreak Pictures

 

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