Chicago Branch

Hello Chicago Bourbon Women!

After four amazing years, I will be moving on as your Chicago Branch Ambassador; I will however continue to build relationships to help expand and grow Bourbon Women. From attending my first Sip-osium not knowing anyone to working with a great group of local women to form our Chicago branch to having hundreds of people enjoy over 43 events these past four years, I've never been so excited about Bourbon Women Chicago and the future of spirits culture. 

And I could not be more thrilled to hand the reigns to the new co-ambassadors Mandy KassJessica Montalvo, and Sarah Havala. These three women are combining their talents to offer a powerhouse of leadership for our branch: Mandy and Jessica will focus on distillery and industry partnerships while Sarah will focus on member relations and social media outreach.

It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to serve as your Chicago Branch Ambassador and look forward to raising a glass with you soon at one of our many fantastic upcoming events!

Cheers! Gina Caruso

Mandy | Jessica | Sarah


Greetings from your new team!

Please consider this your first official communication from your new ambassadors.  We decided it would take three of us to fill Gina Caruso's shoes, and we are excited to meet all of you and to continue developing our Chicago branch. 

The second city is literally heating up...which means that it is time for bourbon punch! Check out these recipes from Food and Wine for your next patio or rooftop gathering.

Our epicurean evening with Fountainhead and Woodford Reserve has SOLD OUT! We expect the event to be wonderful and may be repeating this one in the future due to high demand. Pictures to come!


Mandy, Jessica and Sarah




June 28 - Rooftop Bourbon & Dinner Pairing at Fountainhead



August 24-26 – 5th Annual Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference

Historic Brown Hotel, Louisville | Click here for more information and to register


September 21-23 – Distiller for a Day

J. Henry and Sons | Click here for more information and to register


Please drink responsibly • Must be 21 to participate