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In these turbulent times, you may occasionally feel the need to knock one back. It’s understandable. Some entrepreneurial women have just what you are looking for!  Cheers!


It’s called Rodham Rye.
Republic Restoratives will give a portion of proceeds to an organization that helps pro-choice Democratic women running for office.

Leading up to the election, Republic Restoratives owners Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner wanted to create a product that would celebrate who they thought would be the first female president. Plus, it seemed fitting: Hillary Clinton has been known to throw back the occasional whiskey. So, they came up with the idea for Rodham Rye, which would launch around the inauguration.

No need to tell you what happened next.

Carusone, who previously worked for congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was in Arizona campaigning for Clinton right up to election night. The next day, she and Gardner agreed to put the rye whiskey on hold, not sure exactly what to do with it.

But after a period of self-described mourning, the distillers returned to Rodham Rye and decided to continue with it anyway. Carusone says the spirit isn’t ultimately just about Clinton. “It’s a tribute to women in history, and a tribute to women in our everyday lives,” she says.

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Drink responsibly. Respect the rye!

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