WhistlePig Whiskey and Freeland Spirits are teaming up to provide the next generation of female distillers the opportunity for a free summer externship at WhistlePig Farm and Distillery, in honor of International Women’s Day.
Women who run the whiskey and spirits world are emerging within the male-dominated industry. WhistlePig, for instance, is led by a rebellious team of female whiskey makers. They’ve created some of the most outrageous whiskeys in the industry, such as whiskey finished in a former Major League baseball player’s style of bat; whiskey inspired by the nine ancient Greek muses; and whiskey poured from a pig’s rear. And now they are giving students (ages 21 and over) the chance at a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
Students can sign up here for the summer externship opportunity, which will be guided by the following leading women in spirits:
- WhistlePig Whiskey head of whiskey development Liz Rhoades and head blender Meghan Ireland
- Freeland Spirits master distiller and partner Molly Troupe
- Dr. Nicole Shriner, who leads brewing and distilling program at Michigan State University