This time around on The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Lisa Wicker, president and master distiller for Widow Jane Distillery, a terrific craft whiskey producer in Brooklyn, New York. We discuss their rapid success, the great expressions they make, and Lisa’s and the distillery’s story. In our podcast-only segment, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” we touch on her role as a female leader in the whiskey world.
Pictured above – Lisa Wicker, president and master distiller of Widow Jane Distillery along with their Rosendale Mines water source, the distillery, and blending whiskey.
The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Lisa Wicker of Widow Jane Distillery – 2022Ep14
Lisa and Widow Jane have been on a tremendous success streak since that time garnering well-deserved accolades and attention for their craft whiskeys. We talk a bit about Lisa’s background (you can hear more of that on her previous visit) and Widow Jane’s story. And, in “breaking news,” we talk about Lisa taking on the merited title of “Master Distiller” recently!
We discuss the positive changes and growth they have experienced in recent years, including their recent acquisition by Heaven Hill Distillery. Of course, we sip on a couple expressions and chat about those along with the other whiskeys they make. We talk about their production, their use of a special water source, and much more. Also, we let you know how you can connect with them and visit their cool space in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn.
Lastly, in our podcast-only segment, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” we continue our conversation with more on Widow Jane. We also talk about Lisa’s experience, namely, participating on a “Women in Whiskey” panel, at the recent New Orleans Bourbon Festival. She also shares some thoughts with us on being a leader and role model as a female distiller in the whiskey world!
Cheers and Be Well, You All!