Whiskey Women by Fred Minnick

I like whiskey.

I am a woman.

Would I recommend it? I think that you have to really like whiskey and history to really get into this one. This book takes you from ancient civilizations when women were the first brewers, through the witch hunts when women distillers were tried as witches, in and out of two World Wars,  prohibition and bootlegging, right through advertising campaigns and up to modern day practices.

Women have played a far more prominent role in whiskey’s history than one would guess and as the book follows the history of women and whiskey, it also shows women’s role in society through the ages.

It was all interesting.

It was not captivatingly told, but it was interesting anyway.

Probably the best thing you could do is get a friend to read this book and then have them tell you all the highlights. Unless you really like whiskey and history, then you should read this book too, our friends may need us to tell them the highlights!

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