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Denver Distillery is seeking a creative, skilled and passionate individual to join our team in the heart of Denver CO as our head distiller. In this unique and exciting opportunity, you will play a central role in an upstart distillery which focuses on high-quality distillates themselves reflecting the energy of Colorado and our hometown of Denver.

If you are interested in applying please send a resume to chris@denverdistillery.com

Job Description

As head distiller you will perform and oversee all manufacturing operations in our small, grain-to-glass distillery. Job responsibilities include selecting and ordering raw materials, setting operation schedules, creating recipes (we have 2 new whiskeys with incredibly unique mashbills we are working on right now), milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging and blending, CIP, reporting to the feds, hand packaging our spirits. Must be excited to work with unique methodologies/ingredients such as dunder, kernza, sweet potatoes, smoked grains, queens share rum, katsu... As head distiller, you will also participate in promoting the distillery through various marketing efforts and by interacting with our patrons in our distillery pub.

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in science, brewing/fermentation science, or commensurate experience of 3-5 years as a distiller working in a commercial distillery. You must have extensive knowledge of distilling and brewing science, equipment, and systems with a particular emphasis on a self-driven individual who seeks to continually perfect themselves as a distiller. As a small distillery, problem solving is a must. Prior supervisory experience is a plus as the head distiller will manage a small cadre of workers in the manufacturing of our spirits. Must be able to lift 55lbs, twist/turn, reach over shoulders, bend, stand, or walk on a regular basis. We are looking for a creative and reliable individual who takes immense pride in the work they produce, to help lead our distillery as we grow our spirits and grow our distillery.

Denver Distillery offers a competitive wage commensurate with experience and qualifications. We would love to talk about this in person during an interview.

About Denver Distillery

We are a nano distillery in a repurposed historic hotel specializing in small batch, grain-to-glass spirits from natural and local ingredients. Located in a historic building along Denver’s vibrant South Broadway neighborhood, we are also the first distillery outside of an industrial zone in Denver. We employ old-school distillation techniques such as open-air fermentation, a hand-built copper still and thump keg while creating unique, new-school spirits. We currently make 14 different spirits (whiskeys, gin, rums, liqueurs, shochu, moonshine, absinthe etc.) with more to come. As the first distillery-pub in Denver, our full bar offers local beers and cider on tap, local wine, local sodas, a selection of our favorite local spirits, delicious craft cocktails and savory food.


Distilling: 3 years (Preferred)
Education: Bachelor's (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

Paid time off
Employee discounts
Flexible schedules
Workplace perks such as food/coffee/cocktails
Distilling conferences

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