Without women, whiskey may not exist. In Whiskey Women, Wall Street Journal-best-selling author Fred Minnick 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. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned spirits companies. These strong women built many iconic brands, including Bushmills, Laphroaig, and Maker's Mark. Until now their stories have remained untold.
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"Fred Minnick shows us how the fairer sex established liquor techniques, culture, and tastes as we know it today." (Esquire.com)
"This enjoyable book leaves readers feeling a way they're likely not accustomed to after such a wild, whiskey-soaked ride: enlightened." (American Way Magazine)
"Whiskey Women is an entertaining and unexpected look at the role of women in the spirits industry. They were an integral part of this history and I'm delighted their story is finally being told." (Southern Foodways Alliance)
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Great listen. Really interesting. We should learn to appreciate the contributions women have made throughout history in keeping their families fed and dealing with adversity. We should be proud of ourselves and them.
Reading was fine. Just right for this kind of book.
Lots of them, actually.
History but...very interesting history. Went way back to the beginning of whiskey production then up to prohibition and after and finally to the present.
Credit given to the remarkable input of women to all phases of whiskey making..types, labeling, defeating prohibition. Women power in a place I knew nothing about.
Some of the stories about women bootlegging during prohibition were hysterical.
This is the third book of his that I'd heard. I like his style, especially for this type of book.
No...much too long.
Never lost my interest ... very enjoyable.
I got this because I'm a whiskey drinker but really don't know much about it and was curious. It turned out to be a great book on many levels. Not only answered all my questions about "whiskey history," but also gives women their due in a lively and entertaining book. My whimsical way of picking audiobooks does not always work..this time, though, I got a winner.
He was fine. slight East Coast accent but that actually added to the "flavor" of the book...pardon the pun. :)
Interesting, informative, good
This was a history so...all of it was interesting.
Title is fine but it would have to be a documentary.
Reader was quite good. Some of the pronunciations were tough and, as far as I could tell, he got them all.
Found the "history of whiskey" fascinating.
He's good. In fact, I got this because I had just finished "Wheels Stop" and I liked him as the narrator of that book
Not just for women. Really, really interesting book...if you like history.
Maybe...at some point in the future.
There were a few stories that made me laugh.
This reader is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. He's quite good.
This book might have been good. I don't know because the narrator was TERRIBLE. I couldn't understand him most of the time. His inflection was wrong with broken speech patterns. Honestly, I had to check to see if there was an actual narrator because I thought they used a terrible automated computer program.
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