ISA celebrates impact on International Women’s Day




The Irish Spirits Association recently hosted the inaugural ‘Women with Spirit’ event in Farrier & Draper in Dublin that saw prominent women in the spirts industry gathering ahead of International Women’s Day.

The event featured a number of contributions including Carol Quinn, Archivist at Irish Distillers, who reflected on the history of the industry and the evolving role that women have played.

A panel discussion with a number a female leaders from the industry also spoke about their own experiences and the future of the industry, including:


• Aoife Clarke, chair of the Irish Spirits Association and Senior Director Public Affairs – International at Beam Suntory
• Rosemary Garth, Communications and Corporate Affairs Director at Irish Distillers
• Marie Byrne, Founder of Chinnery Gin
• Sarah Dowling, Distiller at Cooley Distillery.

For more from the event, click here.

Pictured are Aoife Clarke of Beam Suntory and Chair of the Irish Spirits Association and Patricia Callan, Director of ABFI

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