Positive Changes coming to The Bourbon Women Association

There are some big and positive changes coming to The Bourbon Women Association in 2019. What are these changes? What exactly is this organization?

As of right now, The Bourbon Women Association has chapters in Louisville, Chicago, Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. The organization will soon be expanding that list in 2019.

Bourbon Women: woman with glasses and a black blazer smiling at the camera

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The group will be adding a new chapter in Texas led by Hope Parkerson and Samantha Olvera of Garrison Brothers Distilling.

They have also named Sara Barnes as Managing Director. Barnes has been an active member since 2015 and has experience as being a brand ambassador for Boone County Distilling Company in Northern Kentucky. At Boone County Distilling, Barnes is in charge of managing events, marketing, and operations of the craft distillery. She also held the titles of Certified Executive Bourbon Steward and Certified Tourism Ambassador.

The Bourbon Women Association is the first female-focused bourbon organization and was founded in 2011. They were founded as an “independent resource and inspirational forum, bringing women of all age groups together to share bourbon affinity.”

Bourbon Women: copper cup with BW on it

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Every August The Bourbon Women Association hosts an annual symposium to allow their members and guests the opportunity to participate in workshops, tour distilleries, meet industry leaders, and taste lots of bourbon. This year, the event will be on August 23 and last until August 25 at the Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY. If you’d like to attend, click here.




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