The idea that bros go for the brown booze while the honeys prefer brightly colored frou-frou cocktails is totally 20th century (and it wasn’t even really true back then). Nowadays, you’ll find more and more women in every imaginable whiskey-related role—distillers, brand ambassadors, writers, sommeliers, you name it. They’re a fast-growing segment of the whiskey drinking population as well. So the next time you’re heading out with your boys for a few snifters of the good stuff, consider inviting your lady friends along, too. Odds are they’ll know more about whiskey than you think.