Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey

Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey

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Hardcover, Potomac Books Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781612345642, ISBN10 1612345646
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Traces the history of Scotch, bourbon, and whiskey through the contributions of women.

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Traces the history of Scotch, bourbon, and whiskey through the contributions of women.

Shortly after graduating from University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth Bessie Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky.After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over the prestigious company and became the American spokesperson for the entire Scotch whisky industry. Impressing clients and showing her passion as the Scotch Whisky Association s trade ambassador, she soon gained fame within the industry, becoming known as the greatest female distiller. "Whiskey Women" tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia s first beer brewers and distillers to America s rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned significant shares in spirits companies. Williamson s story is one of many among the influential women who changed the Scotch whisky industry as well as influenced the American bourbon whiskey and Irish whiskey markets. Until now their stories have remained untold.

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Number of Pages: 195
Original Languages: English
Author: Minnick, Fred
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
ISBN-13: 9781612345642
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1612345646
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