STYLE & SUBSTANCE Women Who Love Whisky Proudly Drink Glenﬁddich By David Tyda When conﬁdence is built from a sense of curiosity and passion, with nary a drop of ego, it is perhaps the sexiest of characteristics. This winning recipe deﬁnes these four women, inﬂuential ﬁgures in the Arizona cocktail landscape, and it’s what deﬁnes their drink of choice—Glenﬁddich Single Malt Whisky. For Christina Barrueta, her love of cocktails began the moment she started listening to the stories behind spirits and their creators. “That’s when I got the story-telling bug,” she says. Now, she’s a full-time writer best followed on her blog, Write On Rubee. “When I moved to Arizona, there were only a few places to get a good cocktail,” she remembers. “Now, it’s a serious hub.” Barrueta prefers deep, savory ﬂavors, which is why she loves Glenﬁddich 15. “This bottle is always on my home bar,” she says. Hair & Makeup: Phoenix Makeup Collective, Makeup: Bryanna Casey and Stephanie Neiheisel, Hair: Jenna Alisoglu, Assistant: Brittany Swindler. Photographer: Grace Stufkosky. Shot on location at El Chorro. Florals: Avant Garde, William and Company Floral Design Studio.