Top female distillers and blenders pt.2

7th April, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Becky Harris – founder and chief distiller, Catocin Creek Distilling Company

Becky-HarrisBecky Harris founded the first distillery in Loudoun County, Virginia, since Prohibition with her husband Scott in 2009. Becky’s experience in manufacturing control, as well as her Chemical Engineering degree, made her a natural fit for the role of chief distiller, while Scott, a computer engineer, manages the business. Previously, Becky worked at companies such as Amoco, YDK America, and CIBA, specialising in industrial processes and production systems. At Catocin, a certified organic and kosher distillery, the couple creates a range of whiskeys, ryes, gins and brandies.

3 Responses to “Top female distillers and blenders pt.2”

  1. Thanks so much for including me–just want to say that Ive only written ONE book. Lots of articles but only one book. Took me 10 years to finish it so I don’t expect Ill ever have time to do that again. Cheers!

  2. Pisco is my favorite Brandy- I agree with Rudyard Kipling who said in1899- that Pisco was compounded by the shavings of cherubs’ wings”.. I just love it. And among all Piscos- the Pisco distilled by the Asher sisters is just amazingly smooth-a Pisco Martini with Yuzu is out of this world and a Pisco Sour to start the evening just great!- Great article. Women are making inroads in this field, but boy I can only imagine how difficult is for passion to defeat pedigree, which men have held for centuries!
    Go Ladies GO!!!

  3. Richard says:

    Don’t forget Bernadette Langlais, head distiller at Cointreau for over 20 years!!!

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