Elizabeth McCall is the first woman to be Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, a leading bourbon distillery in Kentucky. With a family history in the bourbon industry, Elizabeth developed a deep passion for distilling. She pursued a degree in chemical engineering to help her master the technical side of the process. She worked her way up the ranks at Woodford Reserve, learning every aspect of the distilling process and honing her skills as a taster and blender. Today, Elizabeth is a leading voice in the industry, working to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible in bourbon production. Her dedication and expertise have earned her numerous accolades, including being named Whisky Advocate’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2018.