Indy Branch

Hello Bourbon Women Indy!

BW Indy started off the New Year at Thunderbird in Fountain Square with a Bourbon in the Movies Night on January 23 The community table was full of lively conversation from film buffs and bourbon lovers alike.  A few film clips were shown and a discussion ensued around the power dynamics of bourbon and examples of how women were portrayed then and now in the movies.  In February, we enjoyed great sips at Indy's Premier Bourbon Celebration at the Indiana Historical Society featuring the world’s first female master taster, Peggy Noe Stevens. 

Influential Women was back in March for women's history month!  Many thanks to our gracious host, IndyStar and our sponsors, Hotel Tango and Payless Liquors.  We kicked off the evening with a VIP-members only reception hosted by our BW founder, Peggy Noe Stephens.  Marianne Barnes of Castle & Key, the first female master distiller, opened the evening with a keynote address sharing her story and experiences in the bourbon industry.  Our amazing panel of women, Kelli Jones (Be Nimble), Cassie Stockamp (Athenaeum foundation)Tiffany White (Rolls Royce, Women in High Tech), shared their personal stories and struggles, discussed ways to navigate and succeed in male dominated fields, and gave crucial advice on the importance of networking and having mentors.  It was an inspiring night for women of all ages and backgrounds! 

Our next Meet & Neat will be held on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Hotel Tango. Enjoy a signature cocktail and lite bites. No registration needed - everyone is welcome.

Keep an eye out for more specialty events with great member discounts and bourbon adventures! We've got some trips in the works - stay tuned!

We can't wait to see you at our upcoming events!  Contact us at with any questions or for more information about BW Indy.

Happy (and responsible) sipping,

Wendy Foster, Indy Branch Ambassador 



May 15 - Meet & Neat at Hotel Tango

Join us from 5:30pm to 7:30pm - No registration required, everyone is welcome!


August 24 - 26 - Annual Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference

Historic Brown Hotel, Louisville  |  Registration opening soon 



Must be 21 to participate. Please drink responsibly.