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Newport’s Grace Vanderbilt Celebrates Women’s History Month         

By May 1, 2018Rhode Island, Top News

The Grace Vanderbilt in Newport celebrated Women’s History Month in March by featuring cocktails inspired by notable women, which also highlighted spirits that are distilled, founded, and/or owned by women. The recognition culminated with a special event called, “Let’s Have a Toast to Her! Celebrating Women’s History” on March 29, which included a whiskey tasting and education session, canapes and cocktails. Select women in the beverage industry were highlighted in the presentation and on the cocktail menu: Dr. Nicola Nice, Founder & CEO, Pomp & Whimsey Gin Liqueur; Stephanie Macloud, Master Blender, Dewar’s; Lorna Scott, Owner and Distiller, Inverroche Amber Gin; Marie Brizard Liqueurs’ Marie Brizard, who began her liqueur business in 1755; Caley Shoemaker, Head Distiller, Hangar 1 Vodka; Jassil Villanueva, Maestra Ronera, Brugal Rum; Maria Theresa Lara, Master Distiller, Tequila Herradura, among other notable women across history. A raffle raised money for the Women’s Resource Center, serving Newport and Bristol Counties, founded in 1977 to provide comprehensive domestic violence intervention and prevention services that educate, advocate and shelter any individual in need of assistance.

Photos by Laura Widness.

 

 

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