Work, Women and Whisky at Ruth's Chris
September 12, 2016. Louisville, KY. National organization,Women of the Vine will celebrate the accomplishments of Victoria-MacRae-Samuels at a special event during Bourbon Heritage Month.
Women of the Vine is partnering with Beam Suntory to present two spirited and engaging evenings with MacRae-Samuels as part of its “Cocktails, Conversations & Connections” regional dinner series.
• Louisville, Kentucky: September 21, 2016, 6:30– 9:30PM, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (6100 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205)
• Tickets are $95.00 for Women of the Vine members, $115.00 for non-members, and include a four-course dinner paired with Maker’s Mark cocktails, and an interactive presentation and workshop with MacRae-Samuels. Space is limited; to become a Women of the Vine member or to purchase tickets, visit www.womenofthevine.com.
MacRae-Samuels is theVice President of Operations at Maker’s Mark® Distillery and the first woman to hold that high title in the bourbon business. Her responsibilities include overseeing every aspect of Maker’s Mark®, from the selection of grains, fermentation and distillation, to barrel warehousing, bottling and shipping, quality control and tasting – no small feat considering the high standards set forth by legendary Maker’s Mark Founder Bill Samuels, Sr., and upheld by Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels, Jr., and Chief Operating Officer Rob Samuels. Moreover, MacRae-Samuels presently supervises a staff of over 100 employees and maintains the upkeep of Maker’s Mark® Distillery as a National Historic Landmark and tasting/touring must on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail®.
Ms. MacRae-Samuels recently joined the advisory board for Women of the Vine® a membership-based trade alliance that empowers and equips women worldwide to advance their careers in the alcohol beverage industry, fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large. MacRae-Samuels’ engagement with The Women of the Vine organization ties synergistically to the views of both Maker’s Mark and the brand’s parent company, Beam Suntory, Inc., which whole-heartedly support women in the spirits industry and recognize women as the foundation or support to many of their legendary brands. “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to join Women of the Vine, an organization that empowers women to strive for gender diversity and inclusion in the wine and spirits industry,” said MacRae-Samuels. “As a Maker’s Mark and Beam Suntory employee, it has been astounding to be a part of a workplace that embraces an all-inclusive environment that allows all employees to be their best.”
About Women of the Vine
Women of the Vine is a membership-based alliance that empowers and equips women worldwide to advance their careers in the alcohol beverage industry, fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large. Guided by an advisory board of top international executives in the alcohol beverage industry, Women of the Vine offers extensive education, advocacy, training, mentorship, networking and steadfast support for women at every position in the field, particularly through the annual Women of the Vine Global Symposium, March 13-15, 2017, in Napa, California. Women of the Vine: Raising the Bar. For more information, please visit www.WomenoftheVine.com or call 888.750.1863.