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Bessie Williamson

Bessie Williamson

 

 This Sunday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day, honoring female influencers in a variety of different areas who helped shape where women are today. We’re toasting a remarkable woman named Bessie Williamson, who was a pioneer in the male-dominated Scotch industry.  Ms. Williamson owned and managed the Laphroaig distillery from 1954-1972, and is known to be the only female Scotch whisky distiller during the 20th century. She was instrumental in promoting single-malt Scotch to international recognition, and was a necessary force in growing Laphroaig to where it is now.

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So lets raise a glass to Scotch (preferably a 10 year old Laphroaig single malt ) to all women who have impacted the whisky industry, and ALL women influencers.

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