9 Female Distillers You Should Know
Freeland Spirits in Portland, Oregon has been making waves in the spirits world since launching in late 2017, as it’s one of the few wholly women-owned and operated distilleries in the world. Not only that, but their herbaceous gin and smooth whiskey have also earned rave reviews and press, thanks in large part to Master Distiller Molly Troupe. After earning an undergrad degree in chemistry and a graduate degree in distilling and brewing, Troupe teamed up with Freeland founder Jill Kuehler right before their gin operations launched, and her unique infusion process gives Freeland gin its signature freshness and heightened flavors. One only needs to taste or smell a Freeland spirit to know that they are something special, with Troupe’s hand on the tiller to guide the distilling and blending process. She is also the youngest female Master Distiller in the United States.