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Whiskey women : the untold story of how women saved bourbon, Scotch, and Irish whiskey

Author: Fred Minnick
Publisher: [Dulles, Virginia] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whiskey Women" 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Minnick
ISBN: 9781612345642 1612345646 9781612345659 1612345654
OCLC Number: 852681880
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Women's Studies) 2013
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Women's Issues) 2014
Description: xiii, 195 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Before whiskey --
the first distillations --
Tough Irish women --
Early Scotch whiskey women --
Early American women --
The targeted and early marketers --
Temperance women --
Women moonshiners and bootleggers in prohibition --
Repeal women saving whiskey --
The post-prohibition legal battles --
Post-prohibition women bootleggers --
Whiskey's progressive side --
The lady of Laphroaig --
Modern Women --
Organizing the whiskey effort --
for women, by women.
Responsibility: Fred Minnick.

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Shortly after graduating University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth "Bessie" Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson  Read more...

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One of the Best Drink Books of 2013... "Whiskey Women brings praise and acknowledgement where it is due. Coming from a male writer, it speaks even louder, an enjoyable read of thoughtfully-assembled Read more...

 
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