Seattle bartenders Jamie Buckman (Bastille) and Bridget Maloney (The Sexton) love whiskey. Their passion is evident in the group they started last year, Women Who Love Whiskey, which was created to bring women together around the table to discuss what’s in their glass. Since their first event 10 months ago, the group has grown to around 100 members, with a mix of industry pros and consumers joining the fun.
As part of Eater Cocktail Week, we sat down with the leaders of the pack to discuss the group’s growth, their favorite whiskey drinks, and what they plan to do next.
What inspired you to start Women Who Love Whiskey when you did?
Bridget: I went to Camp Runamok and there were more women than men in my session. I loved being around so many talented and smart women who wanted to learn, and I wanted to bring that back to Seattle.
Once you had that idea, how did you start things off?
Bridget: We had an event at Rob Roy and didn’t really know what to expect. But even though there were a ton of competing events that day, it was a huge success. So many brands donated products and education, and we raised money for Jubilee Women’s Center.
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