The KS Family

We tapped 17 of the top ladies in liquor and wine for their favorite sips, drink-making tips and what it's really like to be a female in the industry.

From one of the most notable winemakers in Napa Valley to the first-ever female master whiskey distiller in Kentucky, these are women who know a thing or two about liquor. So of course, we asked them to let us in on all of their secrets—like their go-to bottle of wine and their favorite food and drink pairing. Men may still make up the majority of the industry, but these 16 leading ladies are at the forefront of an industry shake up, stirring far more than a few well-crafted cocktails.