As Whisky Ladies, we enjoy celebrating the contributions of whisky women to the industry.
Rachel Barrie has a career that started with the Glenmorangie team, gaining experience to become a whisky creator and master blender for The Glenmorangie, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Moet Hennessy (LVMH) before joining Morrison Bowmore Distillers, Beam Suntory in 2011. As Master Blender, shedescribed“Islay is my escape. There’s part of me that’s a free spirit and very elemental.”
As Whisky Ladies, we thought it rather apt to have a session featuring whiskies where a professional Whisky woman was involved!
So we set about early 2016 to collectively acquire a ‘travel trilogy’ from Bowmore with:
Quite a few of our Whisky Ladies were off traversing the globe in October and November. Which meant our American Adventures in October was sparsely attended and our November session felt like long lost friends getting together for a much overdue reunion!
Thanks to one whisky lady’s ‘prezzies’ from Canada was an opportunity to compare the difference between tasting whisky in the industry standard Glencairn glass vs the novel engineered Norlan glass.
It also meant we had an interesting assortment for our ‘contributors choice’ evening… where the only planning that went into deciding which whisky to sample was someone putting up their hand going “Me! Me! I have something to share!”