adab wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm a woman and I'm new to this site. I'm working on a book chapter about women and whiskey and I found this poll interesting. I'd love to hear more stories, impressions, insights from both men and women about how the whiskey industry is changing (if it's changing), how women feel in the world of whiskey, how men peceive women in the world of whiskey, etc. I recently went to a whiskey conference where it was very clear that women are still largely left out of the market. On the other hand I know there has been quite a bit of change from the way things were a few decades ago. Just trying to get a sense of to what extent things have changed and why they haven't changed more to include larger numbers of women.
Thanks for any information you can give me. If you fee uncomfortable posting to the site, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi adab, and welcome! Nice to have you with us and hear about your book chapter. I admire, respect, support and love women in the whisky industry, I think it's fantastic as whisky shouldn't be just for men, how boring! Whisky is for people that appreciate fine things, quality products, period. And it's scientifically proven women have better palettes than men so we can use their help to make it the best possible, and also teach us how to enjoy it more! Ignorance, stupidity, arrogance etc are what keeps women out and uncomfortable perhaps. And the men that shun women drinkers or staff, shame on them. Again, welcome, and good luck, looking forward to your chapter!