Our Mission

Bourbon Women is THE organization for women who are passionate about Bourbon culture, women and the promise of adventure when the two are combined.

As an independent forum bringing women of all walks of life together over a glass of bourbon, our focus is to:

  • Initiate, cultivate & inspire deep meaningful relationships.
  • Encourage the development of women personally, professionally and courageously, supporting members in their journey to become the best versions of themselves.
  • Provide a safe inclusive environment for fun, discovery and learning.

Letter from our Founder

From one Bourbon Woman to another,

It was more of a pent-up feeling. Knowing for my entire life that I watched women enjoying bourbon, yet the industry did not recognize this market. As a Master Bourbon Taster it felt awkward to me, conducting tasting programs around the world where women sat in the back of the room and only asked questions afterwards. Working both inside and outside of the industry, a quest began to design the perfect platform to start the conversation with women, not a commercial sales pitch and advance their interest in spirits. And that is exactly what we did. We first reached out to YOU to start the conversation. And, we thank you. Read More…

Leadership

Kerri Richardson

President

Takes Her Bourbon
Full proof, usually neat

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Playing with her two young daughters

Brittany Allison

Vice President & Membership Committee Chairwoman

Takes Her Bourbon
Neat, on the rocks, and in the Seelbach cocktail

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Reading

Carol Ormay

Secretary & Events Committee Chairwoman

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Golfing

Claudia Jackson

Treasurer

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned with Luxardo Cherries

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Boating, entertaining and cooking

Sarah Hackman

Compliance Officer

Takes Her Bourbon
Older and on the rocks

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Reading or cooking

Sara Barnes

Managing Director

Takes Her Bourbon
With great friends–the spicier the better

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Out on the Harley with her husband or enjoying time on their little farm 

Susan Reigler

Immediate Past President

Takes Her Bourbon
Any way that tastes good

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Reading

Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder & Chair Emeritus

Takes Her Bourbon
On the rocks with one big ice cube

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Out antiquing or attending her son’s soccer games

Bonnie Eisert

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Running

Lisa Morsman

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
In a Manhattan

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Hanging out with friends and family

Steffani Scheurich

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Them
Sailing

Kaitlyn Soligan

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
In a glass

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Managing her small rescue dog’s generalized anxiety through a series of unsuccessful but ongoing interventions

Nicole Stipp

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
On the couch, on a big rock, in front of Netflix

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Taming my backyard into a garden

Cynthia Torp

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Over a round ice cube

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Cooking, gardening or hiking

Nicole Twigg

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
On the rocks with friends and family

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Watching her 10 year old son play sports

Heather Wibbels

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Like the master distiller intended: neat

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Cycling and fostering for Kentucky Humane Society

Monica Wolf

Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Neat, on the rocks or in a whiskey sour with egg whites

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Doing yoga or running

Want to Start a Branch?

Want to bring Bourbon Women to your city? Our Branch Ambassadors donate time, event planning skills & their networks to start a branch in their city.

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