Q: Who, past or present, would you most like to have a drink with?
A: Jack Daniel, of course. I'd love to sit down and talk to him, but I tell you this: He would be shocked that so many women are drinking his whiskey. He died in 1911, and women didn't drink then unless they were sick and needed a tonic.
Q: You've been a taster for Jack Daniel's for 25 years (her favorite cocktail is a Manhattan made with Gentleman Jack). Every Friday afternoon, if you're not traveling as the ambassador, you join other tasters. What is that group like?
A: About half of us are women. In my estimation, women are the best tasters because the process is done by aroma and taste, and I think women have a keener sense of smell.