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Luca Mariano is seeking a Head Distiller to join their newly developing facility in Danville, KY to be a part of the brand from the ground up.

Interested candidates may submit an application via the following link: https://www.indeed.com/job/head-distiller-dff14ae6225a573f

Responsibilities of the Head Distiller

  • Building planning

The head distiller will be involved in the planning of the distillery as it undergoes its initial construction to optimize the setup for efficiency

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the distillery

The head distiller oversees every aspect of production including the sourcing of raw materials, malting, fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending and bottling.

  • Long Term Liquid Planning

The head distiller must plan how to store spirits over longer periods.

  • Work with other staff to define agreed upon specifications and processes

The head distiller works with other staff to refine the process of spirit making and defining a set specification for spirit production. That may involve tasks as diverse as wood procurement and wood seasoning, along with distilling and maturation processes.

  • Maintain process logs

Each phase of the distillation process must be logged, and detailed records should be kept, to ensure the product meets quality guidelines

  • Develop a stock management plan

A plan must be devised to continually sample maturing stock and make decisions on its use

  • Work with the scientific team to refine all production and ageing processes

To gain a better understanding of the production and ageing processes, the head distiller is required to understand the underlying scientific processes.

  • Plan staff training and development

The head distiller may sometimes be responsible for training staff to perform specific tasks including milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, record keeping, cleaning and effluent treatment.

  • Maintain hygiene and food safety standards

Care must be taken throughout the distillation process to maintain the highest levels of hygiene and food safety. The head distiller must ensure staff are working to the highest standards.

Required Experience

  • Previous distilling experience

Minimum of 4 years commercial experience in distilling alcohol and managing production lines

  • Management experience

Demonstrated experiencing in managing staff

  • Project management knowledge

Being able to manage a project and evaluate its success.

  • Quality assurance experience

Demonstrated ability to maintain a quality product

Key Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the beverage production line
  • Advanced knowledge of all process involved with distillation
  • Well-developed sensory skills for tasting and evaluating spirits
  • Strong scientific knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be very methodical, logical and detail orientated
  • Quality control skills
  • Strong computer and mathematical skills
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