Top 10 women in the spirits industry

16th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Joanne Moore

Joanne-MooreJoanne Moore is part of the rare breed of female master distillers in her role at G&J Distillers, formerly known as J&G Greenall. Her appointment in 2006 marked the first time G&J – which has been producing gin since the reign of 2006 – appointed a female distiller.

She joined G&J in 1996 after graduating with a degree in Biochemistry. Last year, she told The Spirits Business of her appointment to master distiller: “It was a very proud moment for me. Obviously it’s a bit of a male-dominated industry, but I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy growing up so it didn’t really matter that I was going to be surrounded by men. And nowadays there are more women coming into the industry, so I’m not alone.

G&J ethos of female empowerment was also apparent with the launch of its Bloom Gin Inspired by Nature female-only cocktail competition.

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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