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On September 7, 2022

6 Woman-Owned Gin Distilleries to Visit Before the ADI Craft Spirit Conference

This month, the American Distilling Institute kicks off its annual Craft Spirit Conference & Vendor Expo in St. Louis from September 14 through 16. As always, spirits industry pros and experts gather for the event and get all the info they can around craft distilling, liquor innovations, new techniques and updated equipment. The 2022 event […]
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On March 17, 2022

There Are More Women in Distilling Than You May Think!

The earliest recorded sour mash whiskey recipe was crafted by a woman. In fact, Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter supported her family by raising cattle and distilling spirits in Kentucky during the early 1800s. Back then, society considered distilling “women’s work.” But after the industrial revolution, it became a male-dominated industry. Here in the 2000s, we’re […]
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On January 18, 2021

Women in Distilling: Lee Hedgmon

Lee Hedgmon, a distiller at Freeland Spirits, greets me warmly. She’s wearing a mask but I can tell from her eyes that she’s smiling. We’re inside the craft distillery, a gorgeous brick building painted a dark teal color, and she leads me down a narrow hallway, past a sign painted on the wall that reads, […]
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On September 20, 2020

From KPU University to YouTube, Miss Brewbird, Documents Life at the Distillery

We first found Canadian distiller, Miss Brewbird, documenting production and daily life as a distiller on YouTube. Currently in a new position at the Welsh Wind is nestled in Cardigan Bay after distilling at The Borders Distillery in Scotland, she didn’t always know she wanted to be in the distilling industry.  What made you want […]
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