Though she lost the election, Hillary Clinton will soon be honored with her very own rye whiskey, concocted by the female-run Republic Restoratives distillery in Washington, D.C.
Despite Clinton’s loss, owners Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner went ahead with a limited 4,652-bottle batch release of their Rodham Rye, which went on sale March 26. Additionally, 5 percent of every sale of the $79 bottle goes to EMILY’S List.
Carusone told Grub Street they’re going ahead with the releases because “the Rodham Rye is a celebration of women in general,” and chose a March release to coincide with the annual celebration of Women’s History Month.
“Rye is the sturdiest of all the grains, the grain that will grow in the most harsh conditions and still thrive,” Carusone said in an interview with The Huffington Post.
Republic Restoratives’ Facebook page describes Rodham Rye as “a selection of whiskies that are stronger together than apart.”
The whiskey is “a tribute to the women who make us what we are today, from those who fought for the vote, and to end prohibition, our sisters and mothers, and women everywhere who speak out, take risks and raise up the leaders of tomorrow.”
Here’s to you, ladies. No matter what your political affiliation is, it’s always exciting to see women making strides in the spirits industry, especially when it comes to whiskey.