Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Women Who Whiskey

I myself do not drink whiskey all the time but on occasion, it makes for a delightful cocktail. Here at Devour the Details we do not discriminate against any type of adult beverage. We like to share the stiff drink spotlight with as many libations as possible! So when we came across an organization called Women Who Whiskey, we knew we had to feature their story. Without further adieu, cheers to you, whiskey!


Women Who Whiskey is an experimental whiskey club for women. Both for amateurs and connoisseurs, Women Who Whiskey gives members the opportunity to learn about varieties of whiskeys and cocktail culture, and to join a network of like-minded women with a taste for curiosity and strong drinks. They host events in different venues around their chapter cities (D.C., L.A., Miami and Boston to name a few), where members can try new spirits, discuss mixology with seasoned bartenders, and enjoy the company of other whiskey-loving ladies.


You have to be 21 to join but other than that, there are no stipulations on becoming a Women Who Whiskey member. One of the things that makes Women Who Whiskey special is that it's for everyone. As long as you're interested in whiskey and you're a woman, you're in. You don't even need to love whiskey yet, as long as you're open minded about trying it. There's no formal membership, no fees, and no mandatory attendance. Sometimes events will be more focused--maybe a curated tasting or a History of Scotch class--but often it'll just be a few ladies unwinding after a hard week with a stiff drink. What ties it together is the social factor, and women getting comfortable in an area traditionally dominated by men.


But don't worry fellas, on occasion the ladies invite the gents to special "mixed company" events throughout the year. The "Gentlemen Edition" events, in which the ladies can invite guy friends and significant others to join, do happen regularly. Not only does this inject a little variety into the Women Who Whiskey events, but it also works toward growing the space for women in the "man's world" of whiskey. By socializing and drinking whiskey together, they're normalizing it as something that's a matter of taste more than a matter of gender. A perfect way to share the love of a staple spirit.


Another misconception about this spirit is that it is a winter drink. Well, Women Who Whiskey are here to show you otherwise! The have a lovely event coming up tomorrow, May 18th at Hops N Scotch in Cambridge where attendees will learn how to pair the right whiskey with your favorite raw bar selections, just in time for summer. We love this idea! The ticket price of $33 includes the raw bar and whiskey tasting. These whiskeys have been selected based on their "terroir" bringing together the brininess and saltiness of the whiskey flavors with the brininess and saltiness of the ocean. Tough to pair but they'll show you how its done. Get your ticket today!


There's a lot to learn about this particular spirit and with the help of Women Who Whiskey, we can concur the world of whiskey, one stiff drink at a time! We can't wait to devour the details of some whiskey and oysters this summer!

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