Whiskey Sister HerStory tour explores influential women of the American Southwest


Presented by Whiskey Sister Kentucky Bourbon

NAPA, CALIFORNIA – What happens when you put six savvy female travel writers, bloggers and filmmakers in an RV to seek out stories of women who shaped the West? The Whiskey Sister HerStory Tour - presented by Whiskey Sister Kentucky Bourbon - seeks to uncover the sites, stories, art, food, roadhouses and hotels created by the colorful, rule-breaking women who put their stamps on the American Southwest . The Tour runs from May 23rd through May 31st, 2014.

In addition to learning about these influential ladies of the American west, the modern women of the Whiskey Sister HerStory Tour will meet with current female entrepreneurs, artists and chefs along the way. In a decidedly un-old fashioned way, the entire journey will be documented through blogs, digital images and video posted to multiple social media sites and networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Vine, Foursquare, Foodspotting and Trover.

The planned destinations for the HerStory tour:

     Las Vegas, NV – Tales of women from Las Vegas’ colorful history

     Yuma, AZ – Stories of women prisoners at Yuma Territorial Prison

     Prescott AZ - Sharlot Hall Museum and women on Whiskey Row

     Gallup, NM – The famous El Rancho Hotel and the glamorous ladies of the silver screen who stayed there

     Abiquiu, NM – Legendary artist Georgia O’Keefe’s studio and museum

     Santa Fe and Taos, NM – Exploring brilliant women artists of the region

The six women on the tour are:

     Aliza Sherman, Web pioneer, author and speaker -

     Chelsea Duran, Social media manager -

     Carla King, Adventure travel writer -

     Melissa Pierce, Filmmaker and entrepreneur -

     Carol Cain, Travel writer and foodie -

     Kaysha Riggs, Couch-surfer and tour assistant -

Along with presenting sponsor Whiskey Sister, tour sponsors include Wine Sisterhood, Cabot Cheese, Trover, ThinOptics, Popchips and KRAVE Jerky.

Follow the tour from May 23rd to May 31st at and on the following social networks:

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For more information or interviews, please contact:

Whiskey Sister Genuine Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, Mary Ann Vangrin,, 707-738-0338  

On the tour and on location, Kaysha Riggs,, 970-420-0028


Whiskey Sister is Genuine Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, barrel aged in American oak and hand-crafted by the Wine Sisterhood family of wine, cocktails and spirits. Silky smooth, with aromas of caramel and vanilla supported by a framework of oak and tannin, this flavorful, decadent bourbon is perfect for when the spirit moves you--sipping neat or on the rocks or mixing in classic and modern cocktails. Enjoy Whiskey Sister Responsibly.