44 minutes | Aug 15, 2020

61: Bringing Bourbon to France with Two Worlds Whiskey

I met today's guest 3 years ago this month, in Washington DC. I was in town to give a talk about The New Paris for Pineapple DC, a culinary-centric collective for women; women who work in food and beverage, are passionate about it, or have hopes of working in the industry. That’s where I met Ashley Donahey, a cocktails and spirits lover who was then considering a shift from her work in the U.S. State Department and into the world of booze. Two Worlds Whiskey, a bourbon brand she launched in April, is winning awards and a whole host of whiskey fans. On this episode, we'll be talking about her family connection to whiskey, why it’s the right time to bring this brand into the French market, and why the French are the right audience for bourbon. Mentioned in this episode: Pineapple Collaborative: https://www.pineapplecollaborative.com/ Two Worlds Whiskey: www.twoworldswhiskey.com La Maison du Whiskey: https://www.whisky.fr/en/ (Book): Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage https://bookshop.org/a/3892/9780813141657 Plus, my story about Two Worlds Whiskey for Fortune: https://fortune.com/2020/04/05/bourbon-whiskey-french-coronavirus/
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