Top 10 women in the spirits industry

16th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

In what is typically perceived as a male-dominated industry, a number of trail-blazing women have made their mark in the spirits world over the ages.

Boundary breakers – this is our selection of the top 10 women in the spirits industry

Boundary breakers – this is our selection of the top 10 women in the spirits industry

While it’s true that women have long had a valuable presence in the spirits sector, master distiller, CEO and senior brand ambassador roles are often occupied by men.

Looking across the ages, we therefore thought it appropriate to pay overdue plaudits to women who have carved a pioneering and enduring legacy in the industry.

From master distillers to marketing innovators and business leaders, this is our selection of the 10 of the top women in the spirits industry.

There are, of course, many more who have made an invaluable contribution to the sector – let us know of any more in the comment box below.

2 Responses to “Top 10 women in the spirits industry”

  1. Abhinav meherish says:

    Why is abiti sankarnarayanan not featured in this article ?

  2. John Lamond says:

    What about Elizabeth Usher, the first Scotch Whisky blender?
    or Kirsteen Canpbell at Edrington?
    or Stephanie Macleod at Dewar’s?
    or Margaret Mary Clarke at Inver House?

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