Video: From Banker To One-Woman Rum Distiller

May 10, 2013 2:31 pm

Behind the scenes video at The Noble Experiment

Growing up, kids would tease Bridget Firtle and call her feisty. Her dad's response? "Don't they realize you have Brooklyn branded on your ass?" Fast forward a few years — the Brooklyn-born gal lands a career at a Manhattan hedge fund. Then, she decides to leave finance behind and pursue her calling: in 2011 she founded The Noble Experiment, a one-woman rum distillery in Bushwick, Brooklyn where she produces Owney's Original Small Batch Rum. 

In this video, director David Garcia documents a day in the life of a woman who operates a forklift, pours hundreds of pounds of molasses and runs an entire distillery by herself. Basically, our kind of girl. 

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