Breaking the Rules of Bourbon with Marianne Eaves
The Rise of Marianne Eaves
Marianne Eaves is not your typical master distiller. Breaking the mold of the predominantly male-dominated bourbon industry, Eaves is the first female master distiller in Kentucky. She’s made a name for herself in the industry, boasting an impressive resume that includes work with Wild Turkey and Castle & Key.
Eaves recently broke all of the rules again, this time with her launch of Forbidden Bourbon. This unique and innovative bourbon is far from traditional, and it has the industry buzzing.
Forbidden Bourbon: Breaking All of the Rules
Typically, bourbon is aged in new, charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years. Eaves, however, decided to break this long-standing tradition. Forbidden Bourbon is aged in barrels made from different types of wood, including French oak, cherry, and Hungarian acacia.
This unconventional aging process gives Forbidden Bourbon a distinct flavor profile, with notes of vanilla, caramel, and dark fruit. Eaves has said that her goal was to create a whiskey that is “sexy, sophisticated, and unexpected.”
The Making of Marianne Eaves
Eaves’ journey to becoming a master distiller started in science class. She was always fascinated by the fermentation process, and this interest eventually led her to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
After graduation, Eaves began her career in the distilling industry. She worked her way up from an intern to a distiller at the iconic Wild Turkey distillery before moving on to Castle & Key to become their master distiller.
The Future of Bourbon with Marianne Eaves
Eaves’ success as a female master distiller has inspired other women to pursue careers in the industry. She has shown that women can and should be a part of the bourbon-making process, and that breaking the rules can lead to something truly extraordinary.
With the launch of Forbidden Bourbon, Eaves has once again shown that she’s not afraid to take risks and push boundaries. Her innovative approach to bourbon-making is sure to inspire other master distillers to think outside of the box and create new and exciting whiskeys.
In the end, Marianne Eaves is a master of her craft and a true innovator in the world of bourbon. With her bold approach to whiskey-making, she is changing the industry for the better and paving the way for future generations of master distillers.