We’re all about supporting craft distillers, especially now that the bars are closed. To mark International Women’s Day and celebrate the distiladies that made the concept of fine Spirits possible, we’re taking a look at the female-owned Spirits brands you should know.
1. Uncle Nearest - Fawn Weaver
Read more about the first-known African-American distiller Nathan “Nearest” Green, and how Fawn Weaver kept his legacy alive.
2. Nonino - Nonino sisters
Oh... did we not mention it is run by three women? Antonella, Elisabetta, and Cristina Nonino are guiding the company into the 21st century with modern marketing and artisanal equipment and procedures.
3. SIA Scotch Whisky - Carin Luna-Ostaseski
4. Catoctin Creek - Becky Harris
From their little distillery by the creek, they produce a range of ten Spirits, including Rye Whiskies, Brandy, Gin, and a handful of other drams.
5. Hardy - Benedicte Hardy
6. Brenne - Allison Park
In 2012 she launched Brenne in New York, in collaboration with a third-generation French master distiller in Cognac, who was trained in the traditional art of Cognac distillation but harbored a secret love for Whisky. By respecting tradition and adding a little innovation into the distilling method, Brenne was born.
She created the world’s first Single Malt to be aged exclusively in both new French Limousin oak and Cognac casks, and her journey from the “barre” to the “bar” is as unique as her Whisky.
7. Crooked Water Spirits - Heather Manley
8. Virginia Distillery Company - Angela Moore
After all, as an immigrant from Northern Ireland, Whiskey has always been in her blood. She carries George’s legacy forward by reinventing American Single Malt Whisky.
Every barrel is a culmination of the world’s finest distilling, aged to perfection in the ideal climate of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
9. Rabbit Hole - Heather Bass
10. Bertha González Nieves - Casa Dragones