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 Stevens.  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! 


Indy Bourbon Women gathered in May at Hotel Tango Distillery for a Meet & Neat. Hotel Tango treated our group to one of their specialty cocktails, the delicious Havana and Hive. Women sipped and chatted the night away. Our Meet & Neat events are a great way to connect with other women and learn more about bourbon! 


Our next event will be held on Wednesday, July 18th for a Back to Basics tasting with the Maker's Mark team. Mark your calendars!  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 



July 18th | Back to Basics with Maker’s Mark

More information coming soon! 


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

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


Must be 21 to participate. Please drink responsibly.