Unique Gift Ideas for Whiskey-Loving Moms
Introducing Woman-Made Whiskies and Whiskeys
As Mother’s Day approaches, finding unique gift ideas becomes a top priority. If your mom is a whiskey enthusiast, there’s no better way to surprise her than with a bottle of woman-made whiskey or whiskey.
Yes, you heard it right! Women have been breaking the stereotypes and mastering the art of whiskey-making. From distillers and master blenders to business owners and brand ambassadors, women are paving their way in the male-dominated industry.
In this article, we’ve curated a list of the top woman-made whiskies and whiskeys that make for a perfect Mother’s Day gift for your whiskey-loving mom.
1. Widow Jane 10 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Brooklyn, New York)
Widow Jane is a bourbon whiskey brand founded in 2012 by Lisa Wicker, a former Master Blender at Maker’s Mark. The brand has successfully revived the lost art of limestone-filtering with their signature “sugar maple charcoal” filtration method. Widow Jane 10 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged for ten years in American oak barrels and boasts of a smooth finish with notes of vanilla and caramel.
2. Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey (Tennessee, USA)
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey is named after Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first known African-American master distiller who taught his techniques to Jack Daniels. Fawn Weaver, an entrepreneur and author, discovered the story of Uncle Nearest and decided to create a brand dedicated to his legacy. The whiskey is a blend of 8-14 year-old barrels, resulting in a smooth and rich taste with hints of butterscotch and cinnamon.
3. FEW Bourbon Whiskey (Illinois, USA)
FEW Spirits is a craft distillery in Evanston, Illinois, founded by Paul Hletko in 2011. The brand’s name is inspired by the initials of Paul’s great-grandfather, Francis Elizabeth Willard, a prominent suffragist and activist. FEW Bourbon Whiskey is made from a blend of corn, rye, and malted barley, aged in new American oak barrels, and finished with a touch of cherrywood smoke. The whiskey has a sweet and spicy aroma with a rich and complex flavor.
4. Hillrock Estate Distillery Double Cask Rye Whiskey (Hudson Valley, New York)
Hillrock Estate Distillery is a farm-to-glass distillery, owned by Cathy Franklin and Jeffrey Baker, located in the Hudson Valley. The distillery’s Double Cask Rye Whiskey is made from locally sourced rye grain, aged in oak casks, and finished in Spanish sherry casks. The whiskey has a balanced and smooth taste with notes of dried fruit, caramel, and spice.
5. Westward American Single Malt Whiskey (Portland, Oregon)
Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is made by Westward Whiskey, a distillery founded by Christian Krogstad and Thomas Mooney in 2004. The whiskey is made from locally sourced barley, fermented with ale yeast, distilled twice, and aged in new American oak barrels. The whiskey has a rich and malty flavor with hints of dark chocolate and espresso.
In conclusion, these woman-made whiskies and whiskeys not only make for unique and thoughtful gifts but also celebrate the women making strides in the whiskey industry. Gift your mom the perfect bottle this Mother’s Day and toast to her and all the women who’ve shattered the glass ceiling in whiskey-making.