Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey

Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey

by Fred Minnick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612345642
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 270,489
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Wall Street Journal best-selling author FRED MINNICK, once an army journalist in Iraq, writes the award-winning “American Whiskey” column for TASTING PANEL Magazine and “Toasting the Hunt” column for Covey Rise. A regular contributor to Caviar Affair, Costco Connection, Whisky Magazine, and Whisky Advocate, Minnick has widely written about the spirits industry, traveling around the world covering everything from Limoncello in Sorrento, Italy, to Malbec wine in Mendoza, Argentina. Minnick is a member of the Author’s Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Meridith May, publisher of TASTING PANEL, calls Minnick “one of the best whiskey storytellers in the business.”

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

A Note to Readers ix

Introduction xi

1 Before Whiskey 1

2 The First Distillations 10

3 Tough Irish Women 16

4 Early Scotch Whisky Women 31

5 Early American Women 41

6 The Targeted and Early Marketers 56

7 Temperance Women 63

8 Women Moonshiners and Bootleggers in Prohibition 72

9 Repeal Women Saving Whiskey 88

10 The Post-Prohibition Legal Battles 93

11 Post-Prohibition Women Bootleggers 104

12 Whiskey's Progressive Side 110

13 The Lady of Laphroaig 120

14 Modern Women 129

15 Organizing the Whiskey Effort 144

16 For Women, by Women 153

Acknowledgments 163

Notes 165

Bibliography 179

Index 185

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DCaroNY More than 1 year ago
Fred Minnick wrote the first book on women in whiskey, a topic that has been largely ignored. Particularly entertaining and informative are the incredible stories about female bootleggers; as well as the surprising legal advantages they enjoyed. The number of famous distillers which had women feature so prominently in their histories is surprising. Who knew they could be so summarily forgotten? The book mentions memorable stories about women from Jim Beam, Laphroaig, Maker's Mark and Bushmills (among others). There's a huge amount of information presented in a relatively succinct fashion, which makes it great for research. I tore through Whiskey Women in a day, it was too difficult to put down. Each fact is more amazing than the last! This book has been the subject of various national news stories; making Minnick popular as an interviewee by reporters in regards to any whiskey piece.