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Welcome from the President

Dear Bourbon Women:

We are bursting with good news over here in Bourbon Women national headquarters! New faces, a big road trip, new branches, and in my case, a new baby! It’s enough to make you want to crack open that bottle you’ve been saving and celebrate.

New face: I’m thrilled to welcome Sara Barnes to Bourbon Women as our new Managing Director. Sara is a seasoned brand ambassador with deep experience in customer relations, event planning, and most important – distilling. Most recently, she served as the events and marketing coordinator for our friends at Boone County Distilling in Northern Kentucky, which has been a big supporter of Bourbon Women. Sara will assist with the day-to-day operations of our growing organization. Tell her hello at our next event!

New Branch Leaders: We are thrilled to announce the formation of Bourbon Women Texas! Please join us in welcoming Hope Parkerson and Samantha Olvera as our new branch ambassadors. Hope and Samantha are with Garrison Brothers Distillery located in Hye, Texas. Special thanks to Garrison Brothers for their ongoing support of Bourbon Women. We also have a new Branch Ambassador in Indianapolis – Sam Mullennax. Sam has been an integral part of the Bourbon Women Indy planning committee. Welcome to the team, Sam!

New Orleans: How do we know that Bourbon Women are ready to roadtrip? When you have to keep expanding the hotel block because so many people keep signing up! We have a record crowd headed south to the New Orleans Bourbon Festival. It’s going to be an amazing time – make sure to tag your social media posts with #BourbonWomen so folks at home can follow along!

New Baby: Those of you who joined us at Sip-osium in August know I’ve been on mocktails for the past nine months, awaiting the arrival of our second daughter. She arrived on February 23rd, so as much as I hate to miss our New Orleans trip, it’s for a pretty good reason! I’ll send photos and maybe tell you which bourbon we drank to celebrate her birth. How did you celebrate your most recent milestone? Share your answers with me on Facebook!

I’ll be out of pocket for a few weeks, but don’t worry, the fine team at Bourbon Women will be here to answer your questions, share cocktail recipes, and plan can’t-miss events. Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE for our annual Sip-osium Conference – August 23-25, 2019 at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville. More details coming soon.


Kerri Richardson
BW President


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