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Mark Spivak

Quench! – Women and Whiskey

Throughout the centuries, the role of women in the whiskey business has been schizophrenic. Women have primarily taken over distilleries during emergencies, when men in their families died or went off to war. Despite the fact that women in positions of leadership performed as well or better than men, their accomplishments didn’t lead to a situation where they were promoted any faster—at least, not until the recent breakthroughs in the area of equal rights. Mark talks with Fred Minnick, author of Whiskey Women, a fascinating book that traces the role of women in the liquor business. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark discusses the bogus reports of a global wine shortage, and examines yet another case of trademark
infringement: Jack Daniel’s is suing Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey for using a square bottle and a similar label.


Whiskey Women—Link to:

Binny’s Beverage Depot—Link to:

Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: