Über eine schöne Auszeichnung für ihren Master of Maturation, Andrea Wilson, freut sich die Michter’s Distillery – sie wird in die Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame aufgenommen, (übrigens gemeinsam mit den Politiker Rep. D. Chad McCoy und U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, dem verstorbenen Präsidenten von Brown-Forman Distilleries, Stephen Francis Thompson, dem Präsidenten der Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Julian P. Van Winkle III, sowie Kaveh Zamanian, dem Gründer der Rabbit Hole Distillery – wie wir aus anderer Quelle erfahren haben).
Zu diesem Anlass gibt es eine Presseaussendung von Michter’s, die mehr über Andrea Wilson und ihren Werdegang erzählt:
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Trailblazing Andrea Wilson To Be Inducted Into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame®
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s is proud to announce that its Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson will be inducted into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame®. In 2009, Andrea „broke the glass ceiling“ when she became the first woman to ever Chair the Kentucky Distillers‘ Association. Established in 2001, The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® recognizes individuals and organizations who have had a transformative impact on the Bourbon industry.
Andrea Wilson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and as a child she would listen attentively to her grandfather recount stories about his moonshining days. Upon graduating from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Wilson went on to earn a Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering there as well. In 2018, the JB Speed School of Engineering honored Andrea with its Professional Award in Chemical Engineering.
Prior to her tenure at Michter’s, Andrea had a distinguished career at Diageo, where she rose to the position of Director of Distillation and Maturation, North America. Upon joining Michter’s in 2014, Andrea embarked on a series of roles at the company. Having done work essential to the growth at Michter’s Shively Distillery, Andrea took on key roles in establishing Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery and the company’s Farm and Operations in Springfield. Currently Andrea does outstanding work as Michter’s Master of Maturation and Chief Operating Officer. Incidentally, we are unaware of any Master of Maturation in Kentucky prior to Andrea being named one.
Since 2005, Andrea has served as either a board member or an alternate board member of the Kentucky Distillers‘ Association. Different organizations have called upon Andrea to help them, and she has been recognized for her service. Andrea worked as a member of the Frazier Museum Task Force for the development of the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Welcome Center and the Spirit of Kentucky Exhibition. In 2004 Andrea was nominated for The Business and Professional Women Young Careerist Award. The KET documentary Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business highlighted Andrea, and in 2018 the Bourbon Women Association honored her with its Lois Mateus Networking Award.
Andrea resides in Fisherville, Kentucky with her wonderful husband Randy Wilson and three cats.