One of the recent trends in the beverage industry is the high volume of whiskey consumption by women. Whiskey isn’t just a man’s drink anymore. Moreover, many women are not just drinking whiskey but also leading business decisions roles at such beverage companies.
Beam Suntory hosted this tour to celebrate and honor a few amazing women who have made their whiskies what they are today. The Women In Whiskey tour highlighted the impressive impact that the following four women have had in the spirits industry as leaders, innovators and tastemakers.
- Victoria MacRae-Samuels, Vice President, Operations – Maker’s Mark Bourbon
- Vicky Stevens, Global Brand Ambassador – Laphroaig Scotch Whisky
- Tish Harcus, Brand Ambassador – Canadian Club Whisky
- Stella Lacken, Brand Ambassador – Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
I had the pleasure of meeting several women of the Women of Whiskey tour last week at Smoke Dallas, in addition sampling a variety of cocktails from their companies.
For more images, look up #womenofwhiskey on social media.
(Disclaimer: I was invited to a complimentary tasting event, all thoughts are my own. Cheers!)