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Event looks at women's role in bourbon industry

By Sharon Thompson — swthompson@herald-leader.com,Sharon Thompson

The Bourbon Women Association and The Filson Historical Society are hosting an event dedicated to the history of women and Kentucky bourbon at 7 p.m. June 20 in Louisville.

Guest speakers include Fred Minnick, author of Whiskey Women: How Women Distilled, Bootlegged and Marketed Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey; Mike Veach, author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage; Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey master distiller; Peggy Noe Stevens, founder, Bourbon Women Association; Susan Reigler, author of Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country; Albert Schmid, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook; and Joy Perrine, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.

Cost is $35. Go to Bourbonwomen.org. The event will be at The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South Third Street, Louisville.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/05/29/2657620/event-looks-at-womens-role-in.html#storylink=cpy