Beam Suntorys Sarah Dowling champions drinks industry women

Beam Suntory's Sarah Dowling champions drinks industry women

 August 12, 2022

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A surge in craft distilleries has opened up job opportunities or women in what was traditionally a male-dominated industry.

Sarah Dowling is the Blending & Distillery Manager at the Beam Suntory Cooley Distillery in County Louth, Ireland [pictured below].

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The only woman in the room

The Irish Independent has featured Sarah, discussing the industry. “I definitely have been the only woman in the room at times. But I have never felt that I was the first ever woman in that room," she explains.

“My advice for someone thinking of getting into the industry, whatever their gender, is just to go for it. There are more opportunities to work in the Irish whiskey industry than ever before. My experience has been such a positive one. There were times when I felt like I was really pushing on an open door.”

Read the full article featuring Beam Suntory's Sarah Dowling.

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