The Spirit of Women: Sexism and Gender Equity in Whiskey

Mar 8, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

The biggest talents in bourbon and whiskey are names we rarely hear: Marianne Eaves, Victoria Butler and many others. These trailblazing powerhouses come together at SXSW to share their personal stories of survival and success in a business where men have taken the credit for centuries. Award-winning director Sarah Mossman has joined forces with Leigha Kinglsey to create The Spirit of Women, a documentary film about the women in whiskey and bourbon who have fearlessly taken on the establishment. This panel dives deep into a dark side of the first truly American spirit.

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Victoria Eady Butler

Nearest Green Distillery

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Marianne Eaves

Forbidden Bourbon

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Leigha Kingsley

The Spirit of Women Film

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