What does it take to make it big in the wine and spirits industry when your name isn’t George Clooney or Ryan Reynolds? This week, Joe shares the remarkable true story of trailblazer Nicole Young. Nicole is a broadcaster and serial entrepreneur who is one of only two Black female CEOs in the whiskey business. On the podcast, Nicole talks about her newly launched premium spirits brand, Frisky Whiskey (based in Charleston, SC), and how she’s disrupting the spirits industry.
About Nicole Young: Nicole is a lauded voice in the lifestyle space and an experienced broadcaster who’s hosted and produced on-air content for outlets including: E! News, ABC World News Now, The MSG network, The PIX11 Morning News, Good Day Philadelphia, Let’s Talk Live, NBC11 Atlanta & Co and The Morning Blend. A respected style, food and wellness journalist, Nicole’s written exciting and engaging articles for HuffPost, The NY Post, USA Weekend, and Reader’s Digest.
Maximizing her innate flair for fashion and experience as a former fit model, Nicole spent several years working as a stylist and conceptualized red carpet looks for famous faces including: Lisa Ling, Ashanti, Eva Marcille and Gold medal Olympian Dominique Dawes. Nicole’s fashionable influence extended into the professional sports world through her innovative costume design projects for Top Rank Boxing and The New York Knicks, and her bespoke clothing designs have graced both the pages of top magazines and the physical frames of style stars like: Gabrielle Union, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell and Rachel Zoe.
A healthy lifestyle advocate with a background in dance and fitness instruction, Nicole believes wholeheartedly in “treating our bodies to nothing but the best”. She takes great pride in her current role as a recipe developer – helping bridge the gap between body-friendly food and flavorful experiences. Nicole recently launched her healthy global-inspired cuisine on the WoodSpoon app and is excited to offer her freshly prepared food to customers in the greater NYC area.
Nicole is the only Black female owner of a flavored whiskey on the market and one of only two Black female CEOs in the whiskey business.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila