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Women and Whiskey event held Thursday night

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 12:53:27-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Whiskey Fest and Spirit World held their Women and Whiskey virtual panel discussion and tasting event Thursday night.

Whiskey is a distilled spirit made from grain. As there are countless brands and proofs to choose from, knowledge and a discerning palette are key.

It's not the first and it won't be their last Whiskey and Women event.

Whiskey Fest would traditionally be taking place next month but due to COVID-19, it's been canceled. However, a little bit of improvisation has the world of whiskey pouring into a different glass.

The event included an all-female panel and women from across the country tuned in to listen, learn and taste.

“A lot of people think that women like sweeter or softer drinks but as a female whiskey drinker, I don't think that is true. Studies have shown that women have better palates than men and are more perceptive to flavors,” said Laurie Hellbusch, owner of Spirit World.

Whiskey can be made with corn, rye, wheat or barley.

The event included a sampling of seven different American whiskeys.

The women participating could drop by the Spirit World store in advance of the Zoom tasting to pick up a special tasting kit.

Bourbons and American whiskeys are the booming trends right now.

If you are curious about whiskey, they will have more upcoming Women and Whiskey events as well as other tastings.

Visit Spirit World's Facebook page or visit their website.

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