About Miss Whisky:
The Start of the Journey:
Miss Whisky was created by London-based journalist and Canadian expat Alwynne Gwilt in 2011 out of a desire to widen her knowledge of whisky and to help increase the number of females writing about this fine spirit.
Having fallen in love with whisky during a tasting at Milroy’s whisky shop in Soho in 2008, Alwynne continued on her quest to discover and learn about the ‘water of life’, buying a bottle for herself every birthday and Christmas.
As a journalist for many years, Alwynne decided to go freelance from her job in 2011 and during a four-month bout of traveling decided to return to England and delve into the world of whisky writing.
The site launched in November 2011 after much research of the industry and she hasn’t looked back since.
The aim of Miss Whisky is to provide a wide range of content relating to the whisky industry – from features, to news, reviews and profiles of the women who work in this space – and to show that whisky is having a makeover, becoming a drink that can be appealing to a much larger demographic than it may have been advertised as in the past.
Her main hope is that you give whisky a go – whether you’re a novice or not! She wants you to stay tuned to her news about whisky, to read about the women out there who love it or who work in the industry, and to know that this spirit really is, “The Water of Life”.
Since launching the site, Alwynne has gone on to be named one of the Top 10 Women in Whisky by The Drinks Business magazine, voted a top ‘Website to Watch’ in the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, named International Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2013 from the prestigious Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, and hosted the opening gala tasting at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Canada in 2014 and 2015.
She has written for numerous magazines on the subject, including the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Unfiltered, Whisky Magazine, ShortList, The Alcohol Professor, Whisky Quarterly and more. Additionally, she has done ambassadorial work for top brands such as The Balvenie and World Duty Free Group, has run events for major corporates including EY and the World Oil Council, and collaborated with leading brands such as Rococo Chocolates.
She has been featured in The Simple Things Magazine, The Telegraph, The FT, The Daily Express, TNT Magazine, ShortList, Metro News UK and on Canada’s CTV news channel and Shaw TV, amongst many others.
Get in Touch:
If you do want to drop her a line, send her some samples, share your experiences or book a whisky tasting or corporate event, you can do so through the following means: