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ABOUT US

Welcome to The Women's Whiskey Society™, a passionate women's whiskey club dedicated to monthly chapter events in the Texas area. Currently, we have chapters in Clear Lake, The Woodlands, and Pearland, with plans to expand to more locations later this year. Through our partnerships with multiple distilleries, our mission is to deliver a fun and immersive whiskey experience every month at our chapter events, where we shine a spotlight on different distillers and their unique whiskies. Upgrading to a PREMIUM membership opens up access to more benefits including exclusive special events like Pop-Up Parties, Happy Hours, Excursions, getaways and upcoming additions like Whiskey Masterclasses, ensuring our PREMIUM members enjoy even more exceptional experiences.

Join our incredible community of whiskey-loving women and embark on an unforgettable whiskey journey with us!

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OUR FOUNDER

Summer Sanford - Founder and CEO of The Women's Whiskey Society™

Summer Sanford, a native of Houston, is a vibrant and charismatic leader who injects every event with a delightful blend of joy, wisdom, and sparkle. As the President and Founder of The Women's Whiskey Society™, Summer is dedicated to empowering women and creating a space where they can thrive. By breaking down barriers and challenging traditional norms, she has fostered an inclusive environment that encourages women to believe in themselves and embrace their passions for whiskey. Summer's visionary leadership has paved the way for women to claim their rightful place in a domain historically dominated by men.

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“I believe that women deserve a space at any table.

 

When I looked at the whiskey industry it hit me that women were always historically in the background, but only recently had a seat at the table.

 

It’s time to change that.

 

We now have a chance to become the face of an industry dominated by masculinity and add an (oh-so-needed) feminine touch.

 

Women bring birth and creativity to life. To not let that flow out is to cut off the very inspiration most industries need to bring about change”.

- Summer

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OUR MISSION

The Women's Whiskey Society™ is driven by a mission to empower, educate, and celebrate women in the realm of whiskey. We are dedicated to creating a supportive community that fosters confidence, camaraderie, and expertise. Our aim is to provide engaging events, enriching educational experiences, and meaningful connections, enabling women to fully embrace their love for whiskey and expand their knowledge. By breaking barriers and challenging norms, we inspire women to make a lasting impact in this traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Become a Society Member today!

We can't wait to raise a glass with you and embark on this extraordinary whiskey adventure together.

REVIEWS

"The minute I heard Summer talk about The Women’s Whiskey Society I was hooked. I enjoy drinking whiskey and having the opportunity to be part of a group where I could expand my palate and knowledge was so exciting for me personally. I attended the inaugural event and immediately signed up as a founding member. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this amazing group that is breaking barriers and making its mark in the world of whiskey."

DEBRA MARSHALL

"I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of this exclusive and informative group. Whiskey has been a passion of mine for years so it’s a pleasure to meet other ladies who enjoy the libation as much as I do. I have had the privilege to attend both the Clear Lake and Woodlands chapter events and I look forward to visiting a Pearland event in the near future. Each chapter offers something different and there is a wonderfully distinctive vibe to each group so I’m grateful to be able to float between them. I am anxious to hear about the trips that you have planned and will be packing a bag to join you! Thank you so much for starting up this adventure."

STACIE COLEMAN BERG

"Summer Sanford.  Even her name depicts the spirit which is Summer ~ sunshine, laughter and warmth. These qualities make her shine in all she does, personally and professionally. I’ve had the opportunity to see both sides and can say without a doubt, she is truly genuine, kind and dedicated. Summer has a beautiful tenacity that is so infectious! Regardless how you’re feeling when you initially interact with her, you walk away feeling better. Aside from being fortunate to call her a friend, I’m also very happy with her leadership in regard to the The Women’s Whiskey Society.  Each month I wonder “What will Summer have planned for us next?”, as the events just keep getting better. Thank you Summer.  I’m so glad that God had our paths cross.  Looking forward to many more years of friendship, love, laughter and of course many great pours of whiskey!"

MELODY SHINE

“I have not been a member of any type of organization/club for many years.  Work always got in the way.  It is exciting to be able to experience a group that has local representation and is focused on women who love a pastime sipping and trying different bourbons and whiskey, a taste I was introduced to by a coworker a few years ago.  Not only fun and educational, but bringing women together in the community. It will be fun to be a part of watching the growth of what Summer and her founding members have started” 

BRONWYN FERRELL

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