Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner, owners of the Republic Restoratives distillery, got the bright idea prior to the recent election to go with the smart money and come out with a whiskey label to honor the first woman president of the United States.
That didn't work out quite as planned. So now, Carusone and Gardner, under the rubric of rallying, reviving and otherwise bucking up the flagging spirits of the proglodyte women's movement, are
Rodham Rye will launch on March 25 with a “community conversation” at the Ivy City distillery entitled “How to Support Women in the Age of Trump.” After a panel discussion, Republic Restoratives will lead tours and offer samples and cocktails, while female-owned vendors will provide food. Five percent of proceeds from the $79 bottles will go to EMILY’s List, an organization that helps pro-choice Democratic women running for office.I toyed with the idea of buying a bottle, as a kind of curio, but I decline to put money in the hands of the pro-abortion crowd. Besides, at $79 a bottle, the investment would make a large hole in my monthly budget for Thunderbird.
Commenters are invited to create a winning slogan - Oops! Too late for that! - make that an amusing slogan to help these gals move that booze.
My entry: "Rodham Rye: One glass of this stuff and you won't care who won the election."
Super-big H/T to Mrs. Paco for spotting this story.