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


By Fred Minnick

It is a little-known fact that women played a huge role in distilling whiskey before prohibition, and Fred Minnick does an excellent job telling the stories of many distilling women which we have overlooked for the last century. Covering global whiskey history, this book is perfect for history buffs who want to see a new perspective on bourbon, scotch, and other whiskey production.

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Without women, whiskey may not exist. In Whiskey Women, Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Fred Minnick tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia’s first beer brewers and distillers to America’s rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned spirits companies. These strong women built many iconic brands, including Bushmills, Laphroaig, and Maker’s Mark.  Until now their stories have remained untold.


  • Hardcover: 236 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches



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Dimensions 6.5 × 1 × 9.5 in

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