Maggie Kimberl – President of Bourbon Women

Bourbon Women is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and just named a new President, Maggie Kimberl. Founded by Peggie Noe Stevens, the association was created to support and empower women in the whiskey industry and female whiskey consumers.  Kimberl founded bourbonveach.com, a whiskey history and news site, and has also been a contributor and/or editorContinue reading “Maggie Kimberl – President of Bourbon Women”

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Marianne Eaves – Kentucky Bourbon’s First Female Master Distiller

Passionate about math and science as a child, Marianne Eaves didn’t have her sights set on becoming Kentucky’s first bourbon female Master Distiller. After high school, she and her mother opened a boutique consignment art shop; and while that didn’t last, it taught her a lot about entrepreneurism. After receiving a degree in chemical engineering,Continue reading “Marianne Eaves – Kentucky Bourbon’s First Female Master Distiller”

Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo

Diageo is the world’s biggest whisky producer (although they provide other drinks, as well) with over 200 brands under their umbrella. Maureen Robinson has been working in the whisky industry, and with Diageo, for over 40 years. She is Diageo’s Master Blender and oversees Single Malts, blends, as well as their yearly Special Releases, whichContinue reading “Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo”

First Lady of Scotch

Dr. Rachel Barrie has worked in the whisky industry for nearly 30 years, is one of only a few women master blenders in the world, has been inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame, and is the Keeper of the Quaich. In 1991, Dr. Barrie started as a research scientist at The Scotch Whisky ResearchContinue reading “First Lady of Scotch”

Peggy Noe Stevens: World’s First Female Master Bourbon Taster

Peggy Noe Stevens is a trailblazer for women in the whiskey world. Having worked in the bourbon industry since the ‘80s, she is the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster, founded The Bourbon Women Association in 2011, created her own company, has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, and even taught Julia Child aContinue reading “Peggy Noe Stevens: World’s First Female Master Bourbon Taster”

Women, Whisky, Winners

Last week brought the results of the 2020 International Whisky Competition® – one of the industry’s most socially followed and professional events. Lauded as “The Olympics of whisky competitions” by Master Distiller Jim McEwan, IWC was founded in 2010 and usually takes place in Las Vegas (2020, however, was held in Estes Park, CO dueContinue reading “Women, Whisky, Winners”