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Widow Jane’s Master Distiller Announces Departure From The Brand

Lisa Wicker, Widow Jane Distillery.

Lisa Wicker, Widow Jane Distillery.

Today, New York based distillery Widow Jane announced that master distiller Lisa Wicker will be leaving the company in November.  According to Craft Spirits Magazine, Wicker stated thst she will be returning to her home in Kentucky.

“After five incredible years at Widow Jane, I am excited to return home to Kentucky for a new challenge. In the last few years we have made some amazing whiskey that has gained international recognition, established ourselves as a leader in the art of whiskey blending, and nurtured a talented team of distillers and blenders. I am proud of the smart and capable team who will lead Widow Jane into the future and grateful for my time there.”

Going forward, Michele Clark will now be the director of operations, Sienna Jevremov the head distiller, and Jacob Melinger the head of hospitality for Widow Jane.

Also commenting on the move, President of Widow Jane Robert Furniss Roe said, “We’d like to thank Lisa for all her extraordinary work in distilling, blending, leading, and educating. It has been a privilege to work closely with her and watch her also assemble such a talented team that represents Widow Jane’s next generation. We look forward to the dynamism this team will surely bring to Widow Jane Distillery as we enter our second decade.”

Wicker has not announced where she will be working next, but we predict it won’t be long until she is at another distillery in Kentucky.

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Madison Kopta is an editor at Whiskey Raiders. As a Northern California native and mom of four, Madison spends much of her time enjoying the great outdoors with her family. From camping to keeping an eagle eye out for Bigfoot, you can find Madison in nature, enjoying a glass of whiskey with her husband.