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Events Mon Oct 14 2013

Whiskey Women Book Release @ Hungry Brain

There's a common misconception that whisky is a drink reserved for Don Draper, bros in finance, and the occasional mustached hipster. Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey will blow that stereotype out of the firewater. The book focuses on the ladies in the spirits industry from Mesopotamia beer brewers to American bootleggers to Bessie Williamson, the greatest female distiller in post-war America. Best-selling author Fred Minnick will present his latest at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave., on Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm. Monique Huston of Stoller Wine & Spirits, "still stoker" Karen Sisulak Binder of Southern Sisters Spirits, Brand Ambassador of Death Door's Spirits Meg Bell, and Koval Distillery's Sonat Hart will join Mr. Minnick for a panel discussion. The event is free and open to those of legal drinking age. The author will sign books available for purchase at the event.

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