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Fall (Drunk) In Love With These Women-Owned Liquor Companies

by BUST Magazine

Support women with every sip when you stock your bar with female-founded booze brands. From whiskey to pisco to pre-batched cocktails, every bottle here is 750ml and will get you through any function. 

New York Honey Whiskey from Catskill Provisions

The slight sweetness in this 80-proof rye whiskey comes from natural honey from New York’s Catskill Mountains, and Claire Marin isn’t only the distiller, she is also the beekeeper.
$45, catskillprovisions.com 

pür • likör Spice Blood Orange Liqueur from pür • spirits

This 50-proof blend from Kiki Braverman’s craft spirits line, made with blood orange, apricot, cinnamon, and clove, packs a lot of flavor in a sip. Add a splash to any brown liquor to really spice things up.
$39.99, purspirits.com  

Yola Mezcal

Using a recipe passed down from founder Yola Jiminez’s grandfather, this 90-proof spirit is still made on the Oaxaca farm he bought in 1971. Plus, Yola is dedicated to promoting the economic independence of local women.
$59.99, yolamezcal.com

Macchu Pisco from Macchu Pisco

This 80-proof pisco, a type of brandy distilled from fermented grape juice, is made of 100 percent quebranta grapes (the strongest Peruvian grape used for pisco). The ladies behind it (sisters Melanie and Lizzie Asher) claim that because of the all-natural distilling process, you get “all the highs without the lows.”
$25, macchupisco.com 

Rodham Rye from Republic Restoratives

You are going to want to sip this 90-proof whiskey blend, from Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner’s D.C.-based distillery, slowly but proudly, because a portion of the proceeds from each bottle goes to recruiting and training pro-choice Democratic women to run for office.
$79, republicrestoratives.com 

Empower Cosmopolitan Martini from Empower Cocktails

Hard to believe, but this mix of sweet potato vodka, triple sec, white cranberry, and lime—from lawyer-turned–spirits maven Tiffany Hall—has a totally clean finish with zero burn. At 25-proof it is perfect for pre-gaming.
$21.99, empowercocktails.com

Ruby Red Cocktail from Austin Cocktail

Five-times-distilled vodka, grapefruit, mint, lime, and agave nectar make this 30-proof premix an easy go-to—from Texas-based sisters Jill Burns and Kelly Gasink—when you wanna have a classy cocktail without any fuss.
$15.99 – $17.99, austincocktails.com 

By Callie Watts
Styled by Beth Pakradooni

Photographed by Chelsie Craig
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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