Her Story In Whiskey's History
A fascinating article on kentucky.com praised Fred Minnick's book about women's involvement in whiskey. The book is titled Whiskey Women, The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey and is filled with surprising characters. The author has uncovered, and continued to discover after the publication of the book, defining female advocates, merchants, bootleggers and bandits.
According to Mr. Minnick, we owe and must thank these ladies for creating and championing spirits during the many ages including the U.S. Prohibition Era. During Prohibition, women were instrumental in the transportation of spirits carrying supplies under their skirts or in airplanes. Aside from the past and risky roles, he also addresses how women continue to shape whiskies in more acceptable ways these days by professionally judging the liquor before their bottling.
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