Dorothy Arzner made history when she became the first woman to direct a sound film, “Manhattan Cocktail” in 1928. Her directing career spanned the 1920s to the early 1940s. She launched the careers of many actresses including Katharine Hepburn and Lucille Ball. Later, in her teaching years at UCLA, she taught a young Francis Ford Coppola and gave him the confidence to become a film director. In honor of this free-spirited and independent woman the Coppola family is releasing a straight rye whiskey.
Dorothy Arzner Rye Whiskey has a rich, amber color when swirled around in a highball glass. Dark chocolate, dried cherry and fresh dark rye bread aromas with a leather and vanilla lift and tasted walnut. Dried blackberry and dried cherry fruitiness, warm roasted oak tones, rich dark chocolate caramel, fresh cracked black pepper, rye spice and brioche bread.