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    Long before The Whisky Chicks and The Bourbon Women, there were numerous women working behind the scenes in the bourbon industry, some of whom are responsible for making the industry what it is today.  This is the subject of Fred Minnick’s last book, Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of how Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey.  A woman working in the bourbon world is certainly nothing new, but recognition of women’s contributions is new.  What’s more, there are several women taking prominent roles as Master Distillers, Master Tasters, and other high-ranking positions within distilleries.

    The Filson Bourbon Salon on March 24, 2015 at 5:30 will examine women’s role in the bourbon business.  Guests will include Andrea Wilson of Michter’s Distillery, Susan Wahl of Heaven Hill Brands, and Lisa Wicker of Limestone Branch Distillery.  The conversation will be moderated by bourbon historian Michael Veach and the setting will be the beautiful and historic library at Oxmoor Farm.

    According to the event page, “Bourbon has long been thought of as a man’s drink and definitive of a man’s world, but the number of women who drink and appreciate bourbon has risen steadily through the years. In addition to more women drinking bourbon, more women are playing a role in the business side of the industry. Join Michael Veach as he discusses the roles women play in the bourbon industry . . . These three ladies have expertise in both the manufacturing process and marketing of bourbon whiskey.”

    Tickets are $50 per person and are extremely limited.  Click here for more information.

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    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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