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We believe there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman with her bourbon and this entire blog is dedicated to our adventures, news from our branches, educational and event opportunities, and job opportunities within our industry.

    Flight to Maine

    Flight to Maine

    This Maine whiskey flight from the Northeast introduces the taster to four bourbons made in the state and is a great introduction to the whiskies available in the Pine Tree State.

    Perfect Summer Rye Cocktail: Apple of My Rye

    Perfect Summer Rye Cocktail: Apple of My Rye

    Sip on a refreshing apple rye cocktail with this mix of rye whiskey, apple brandy, root beer, and bitters that was a finalist for the Bourbon Women Not Your Pink Drink contest.

    Whiskey Explorer’s Flight

    Whiskey Explorer’s Flight

    For the bourbon curious, this Whiskey Explorer’s Flight by Nicole Stipp introduces tasters to both bourbons and ryes and the effects barrel-finishing has on the flavor profiles of both types of spirits.

    Job: Tenth Ward Distilling Head Distiller

    Job: Tenth Ward Distilling Head Distiller

    Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 and a year-end bonus based on experience Job Description- HEAD DISTILLER, TENTH WARD DISTILLING COMPANY Tenth Ward Distilling is a craft distillery, established in 2016, and located in the heart of downtown Frederick, Maryland. The...

    Meet The Makers: Dinah Bird Of Baker Bird Winery Distillery

    Meet The Makers: Dinah Bird Of Baker Bird Winery Distillery

    Watch This Space For Future Bourbon Women Events Baker Bird Winery and Distillery is the oldest commercial estate winery in the United States that has its original vineyard land. Along with that, it boasts the largest and oldest wine cellar in the US, is on the...

    Multiple Jobs: Kentucky Artisan Distillery

    Multiple Jobs: Kentucky Artisan Distillery

    Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, KY is hiring for multiple positions. Accounting Assistant Apply Here Salary $14 - $16 an hour Job Type Full-time Part-time Qualifications High school or equivalent (Required) Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred) Administrative...

    High Spirits Bourbon Flight

    High Spirits Bourbon Flight

    This flight with Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, and E.H Taylor comes with suggestions for food pairings for each spirit that bring out more than just the basic differences between the bourbons. It also explores how they change paired with complementary food.

    Job: Plant Controller, Templeton Rye Distilling

    Job: Plant Controller, Templeton Rye Distilling

    Salary range: $120K to $140K, depending on experience Plant Controller, Templeton Rye Distilling Templeton, Iowa Apply Here Plant Controller | Templeton Rye Distilling | LinkedIn WHO IS TEMPLETON DISTILLERY? With over 100 years of history in Templeton, Iowa, our story...

    Must Mix Bourbon-Tiki Tipple – The Noe-Tai Required

    Must Mix Bourbon-Tiki Tipple – The Noe-Tai Required

    Get your tiki bourbon fix with this Bourbon Women cocktail from our Not Your Pink Drink contest in 2019. With Knob Creek bourbon, Campari, peach simple, and a float or blackstrap rum it’s an explosion of tiki flavors in the spirit of bourbon country.

    Alcohol Professor: What Recovery Looks Like for Whiskey Events

    Alcohol Professor: What Recovery Looks Like for Whiskey Events

    MAGGIE KIMBERL FEBRUARY 3, 2021 Throughout 2020, the pandemic claimed many businesses and jobs, and although the distilling industry has struggled, most distillers were able to maintain their businesses on a skeletal basis.  Although a newly discovered $14,000 FDA fee...

    Rye Dessert Flight

    Rye Dessert Flight

    While we may be Bourbon Women, we appreciate any well-thought-out flight of whiskies, like this rye whiskey flight created by a former board member, Brittany Allison of Willett Distillery.

    Multiple Jobs: Northwest Ordinance Distillery

    Multiple Jobs: Northwest Ordinance Distillery

    Northwest Ordinance Distilling, a distilled spirits bottling facility, is looking to fill numerous employment opportunities. The facility is located in the heart of New Albany, Indiana at 707 Pillsbury Lane, site of the former General Mills Pillsbury Plant. Over 100...

    Spectrum News: “Bourbon Women” Celebrates 10 Years, New Leader

    Spectrum News: “Bourbon Women” Celebrates 10 Years, New Leader

    BY DAVID GUILDFORD KENTUCKY PUBLISHED 7:53 PM ET JAN. 22, 2021 KENTUCKY — In what has sometimes appeared as a boys club throughout history, the realm of bourbon aficionados is actually teeming with accomplished women. So says the incoming president of Bourbon Women....

    Chili Pepper Mint Julep

    Chili Pepper Mint Julep

    This unique chili pepper riff on the Mint Julep combines the spiciness of poblano peppers with the refreshing aromas of mint and the cool feel of bourbon on ice. The chili pepper Mint Julep is a summer tipple with enough heat to keep you sipping in the summer heat all evening long.

    Founder Peggy Noe Stevens Featured On VinePair

    Founder Peggy Noe Stevens Featured On VinePair

    words: VINEPAIR STAFF illustration: DANIELLE GRINBERG In this episode of “End of Day Drinks,” Peggy Noe Stevens discusses her organization Bourbon Women and what the bourbon industry needs to do to promote inclusion. After becoming the world’s first female master...

    Welcome Members! This Is Your Space.

    Welcome Members! This Is Your Space.

    Welcome to the members-only content area of the Bourbon Women community blog!

    We created this area as a benefit to our members. It will contain cocktail recipes, food pairing suggestions, and more, all carefully crafted or curated by Heather Wibbels, our Chair of the Board of Directors, also known as The Cocktail Contessa.

    Bourbon Women & KDA Celebrate Groundbreaking Industry Champion

    Bourbon Women & KDA Celebrate Groundbreaking Industry Champion

    Christy Trout Van Tatenhove, Special Counsel to Kentucky’s Speaker of the House, received the seventh annual “Lois Mateus Networking Award” this week in honor of her distinguished contributions to Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and spirits industry. Bourbon Women...

    Bourbon Women 3-Day Digital Conference: August 20-22

    Bourbon Women 3-Day Digital Conference: August 20-22

    We are kicking off Women's Equality Week with a 3-day FREE digital conference - August 20-22! A top-shelf collection of spirits education right at your fingertips! This first ever and distinctively curated online series will keep you sipping with fellow Bourbon Women...

    Bourbon Women Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

    Bourbon Women Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

    Bourbon Women share in the grief and sorrow of the deaths of black Americans including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others who came before them. As an organization, we are actively seeking ways to improve inclusivity and elevate women of color, who have long...

    NEW – Bourbon Women Face Masks

    NEW – Bourbon Women Face Masks

    Express yourself with a unique face mask from Bourbon Women! Hand crafted by a local artisan, these masks will be the hit of EVERY social (distancing) gathering! Light weight burgundy cotton fabric with elastic ear bands. Bourbon Women logo and quote printed in white....

    Bourbon Women Book Picks & Sips

    Bourbon Women Book Picks & Sips

    Bourbon Women featured in a recent article on AlcoholProfessor.com - May 14, 2020 MIX UP A DRINK AND FIND A COMFY SPOT FOR A LITERARY SIPPING ESCAPE Sure, the consumption of alcohol in the home has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but do you know what else is...

    Atlanta Branch Kick-off

    Atlanta Branch Kick-off

    Bourbon Women's newest Branch is celebrating its kickoff during Valentine's Day Weeked with a special event at ASW Distillery’s newest venture – The Exchange!  Come share your love of bourbon with other like-minded Atlantians with a private tasting and light nibbles....

    Michigan Branch Kick Off

    Michigan Branch Kick Off

    The Michigan Branch of Bourbon Women is hosting their Kickoff event on January 26 at Charlie’s Still on Main, Milford Charter Township, Michigan.  Branch Ambassador Carol Otto has lined up Beam Suntory, Markers Mark, Three Chord Bourbon and the Traverse City Whiskey...

    North Carolina Branch Gearing Up

    North Carolina Branch Gearing Up

    The North Carolina Branch of Bourbon Women will start hosting events in 2020.  Branch Ambassadors Brenna Booker-Rouse, Christina Newcomb and Vienna Barger are working together to bring events to Piedmont Region.  They are also encouraging their close neighbors in...

    Bourbon Women Gift Membership

    Bourbon Women Gift Membership

    Is there a special bourbon loving woman in your life that would appreciate a Bourbon Women membership?  Valentine’s Day is coming up and what could be more romantic than sharing a special bottle of bourbon and giving a membership in the nation’s only network for women...

    Have a Spirited New Year’s Eve

    Have a Spirited New Year’s Eve

    The Roaring ‘20s are upon us and we have a feeling it is going to be a spirited New Year’s Eve — and by that, we mean bourbon! Nicole Stipp, Bourbon Women board member and co-owner of Trouble Bar in Louisville, Ky., shares some ideas for ringing in the new decade with...

    Bourbon Women NEW Online Store

    Bourbon Women NEW Online Store

    We are excited to announce the launch of the new Bourbon Women online store featuring our beautiful collection of apparel and home bar items. No matter where you sip your Bourbon, we'll help you do it in style! Click here to start shopping!

    SIP 2019: Member Discount

    SIP 2019: Member Discount

    Are you an active member of Bourbon Women? Did you already know that your membership unlocks a very special discount for SIP 2019?! Active members will receive a $70 discount to full weekend tickets for SIP 2019. Please click here for instructions on unlocking your...

    How-To: Using Our New Member Portal

    How-To: Using Our New Member Portal

    Since our founding, we have striven to provide you with excellent events, adventures with bourbon & community with incredible folks throughout the industry. Please read below on how to make sure your membership is up to date. Check your membership status as soon...

    Our Members Get Great Discounts with our Corporate Partners!

    Our Members Get Great Discounts with our Corporate Partners!

    Our Partners help us bring you the best programming & inspiring events. Below are some of the discounts our Partners provide as an added benefit to Bourbon Women members! Art Eatables Bourbon Chocolates: We partnered with Art Eatables to create a special...

    Dessert In A Glass: Between the Sheets

    Dessert In A Glass: Between the Sheets

    Nutella + Whiskey = Heaven. Whether you make this one for a night out with the girls, or a romantic evening, you’ll love having a little extra chocolate sauce for whatever is on your menu for dessert. Besides, it’s a good reason to buy that jar of Nutella to have around the house in case of emergency.

    Summer Travels, Made Fun: Suitcase Sazerac

    Summer Travels, Made Fun: Suitcase Sazerac

    Suitcase Sazerac 1 large Peychaud’s sugar cube (recipe below) 2 oz bourbon or rye 1 - 3 spritzes absinthe from an travel spray bottle Directions: Place the sugar cubes in the bottom of an old fashioned glass. Add just a splash of water & mix until the cube is...

    The Bitter Manhattan: Dark Side

    The Bitter Manhattan: Dark Side

    The Dark Side 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey (95 - 110 proof) .25 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth .75 oz Amaro Averna 8 drops Woodford Reserve’s Sorghum & Sassafras Bitters 4 drops Bittermans Elamakule Tiki Bitters Garnish: Lemon Peel & Cocktail Cherry speer...

    Bourbon Women in Garden & Gun: Should Bourbon Be Cask Finished?

    Bourbon Women in Garden & Gun: Should Bourbon Be Cask Finished?

    Recently, the founder of Bourbon Women, Peggy Noe Stevens, appeared in Garden & Gun magazine to talk about cask finished bourbons. Some excerpts follow & the full article link can be found at the bottom of the piece. “It’s like a chef creating a great...

    Bourbon Women Does NOLA

    Bourbon Women Does NOLA

    In March earlier this year, we headed down to the Big Easy for a smashing weekend and to enjoy the New Orleans Bourbon Festival. We had a special VIP lounge for Bourbon Women members who were in New Orleans and hosted a special panel discussion with female Master...

    Bourbon Women Launches Texas Branch!

    Bourbon Women Launches Texas Branch!

    We are so excited to announce the expansion of Bourbon Women into Texas! Big thanks are in order towards Hope Parkinson and Samantha Olvera-Moreno of Garrison Brothers Distillery for leading the new chapter. “I’m incredibly excited to bring a branch of the prestigious...

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