56 years ago over 20,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (also known as the pass laws). They left bundles of petitions containing over 100 000 signatures at Prime Minister, J.G. Strijdom’s office doors. We are reminded of this monumental occasion on the 9th August every year to celebrate these amazing women and remember the slogan that was coined… “Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ imbokodo!” (Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock) a strong reminder of those women’s courage and strength!
There are many inspiring women to be celebrated on this day; one in particular we would like to raise a glass to is Granny Graham, a pioneering business woman and whisky legend!
Anne Jane Graham, affectionately known as Granny Graham was a determined woman, who on the death of her husband in 1926, took over a thriving whisky business and ran it till her death 30 years later.
Today the whisky is very similar to the one created more than 130 years ago and there are very few, if any, that come close in terms of style – ordinary – Black Bottle, is not! The daringly bold taste of Black Bottle has been praised by critics and whisky-lovers across the world, and over the years it has secured a cult following for its unique taste.
Grab a Black Bottle from leading liquor outlets at around R200 per bottle, and toast to all the inspiring women this Women’s Day. Cheers!