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Whiskey Women : the Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey.

Author: Fred Minnick
Publisher: Dulles : Potomac Books Inc., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shortly after graduating from University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth ""Bessie"" Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky. After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Minnick
ISBN: 1612345654 9781612345659
OCLC Number: 1059095456
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""A Note to Readers""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Before Whiskey""; ""2 The First Distillations""; ""3 Tough Irish Women""; ""4 Early Scotch Whisky Women""; ""5 Early American Women""; ""6 The Targeted and Early Marketers""; ""7 Temperance Women""; ""8 Women Moonshiners and Bootleggers in Prohibition""; ""9 Repeal Women Saving Whiskey""; ""10 The Post-Prohibition Legal Battles""; ""11 Post-Prohibition Women Bootleggers""; ""12 Whiskey's Progressive Side""; ""13 The Lady of Laphroaig""; ""14 Modern Women""; ""15 Organizing the Whiskey Effort"" ""16 For Women, by Women""""Acknowledgments""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""

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Shortly after graduating from University of Glasgow in 1934, Elizabeth ""Bessie"" Williamson began working as a temporary secretary at the Laphroaig Distillery on the Scottish island Islay. Williamson quickly found herself joining the boys in the tasting room, studying the distillation process, and winning them over with her knowledge of Scottish whisky. After the owner of Laphroaig passed away, Williamson took over the prestigious company and became the American spokesperson for the entire Scotch whisky industry. Impressing clients and showing her passion as the Scotch Whisky Association's.

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