Women Leading Rum: Panelist
When Karen began her craft rum distillery in 2008, she was the only female owner in a male-dominated industry in the US. She and her distillery have persisted in a very tough environment to become an undeniable success. Her company is known as one of the most environmentally sustainable rum distilleries in the world, recently becoming the first ever certified B Corp rum distillery. She also operates a 100 seat rum bar and restaurant with a view of her stills. Karen is known for training and mentoring women in distilling nationally, and she is the founder of The Women’s Distillery Guild, now part of Women of the Vine and Spirits. Her rums are sold in 44 states and 7 countries overseas.