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Seeking Head Distiller,

We are looking for an experienced Head Distiller to join our team. At Iron Street Distillery in St. Cloud, Minnesota, our focus is distilling and blending Gin, Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, Bourbon, and other Specialty Spirits. We have an aggressive schedule for launch and for growth, which will include start-up of our current facility. The Head Distiller’s responsibilities will include working with owners, builder, and consultant to start up distillery as well as overseeing production.

Iron Street Distillery is a small operation personnel-wise; the ideal candidate is someone who has experience in all distilling and production activities and has the temperament to work well with a close-knit team.

The head distiller is responsible for training and supervising all distillery and production staff and will be involved in hiring of the staff. The head distiller is responsible for daily production including mashes, fermentations, distillations, barreling, proofing, blending, and bottling. The head distiller is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the distillery and equipment. In addition, the head distiller is responsible for keeping daily logs of production activity as required by State, Federal and Company policies. The head distiller will also be responsible for creating and adhering to production schedules, ordering supplies, and troubleshooting equipment performance issues.


       Minimum 2-years’ experience in distilling and blending of Spirits

       Experience in production planning

       Experience in facility management

       Experience in managing a staff

       Attention to detail and operate production facility in a safe and efficient manner.

       Expected to implement and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

       Ability to lift 50-75 lbs. repeatedly and be on your feet most of the day

       Strong math skills and verbal and written communication skills

       Must be able to use distillery software such as Whiskey Systems or Still House

       Strong organizational and planning skills with constant attention to detail

       Applicants must be a professional, self-motivated and self-confident individual looking for a challenge

       Must be at least 21 years of age with clean, valid driver’s license

 Salary and Benefits:

       Salary negotiable depending upon experience. This is a fulltime, salaried position. Salary is based on proven distilling and production experience

       Annual bonus upon meeting production goals

       7 paid holidays per year: Christmas, New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving

       10 Days of Vacation

       5 Days of PTO

       Health insurance – Potential stipend to cover insurance

       3% Match Retirement

       Bonuses for Spirit awards at competitions


For more information, full job description, or to apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to

John Martens – John@ironstreetdistillery.com

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