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Head Distiller - Everwild Spirits, Sandusky OH

Rick Lynch

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Head Distiller


Everwild Spirits is an award-winning craft bourbon distillery, located in downtown Sandusky, Ohio.

Everwild Spirits is seeking a hardworking individual to join our growing team as Head Distiller. This position will report directly to the President, and the primary role is to manage and perform the overall distilled spirits production process. The position is best suited for an individual who can follow standard operating procedures with utmost attention to detail, multi-task, and thrive in a team atmosphere. A distillery is obviously a physically demanding environment, so the ideal candidate should also be comfortable working in a non-climate controlled, fast-paced workplace. Specific roles of the Head Distiller will include tasks such as, but not limited to:

- Manage the distillery’s full production process
- Prepare schedules and procedures to properly manufacture the spirits, as well as, document daily logs to ensure accuracy
- Oversee all aspects of production including fermentation, distillation, proofing, bottling, shipping, and sourcing of raw materials.
- Develop new products, as well as, identifying new ways to use existing inventory
- Track and monitor inventory levels, rotate product, and test and sample stored spirits to monitor aging
- Maintain processing, inventory and bottling logs to ensure that the product meets State/Federal regulatory compliance
- Clean and sanitize all of the distilling equipment
- Possess the ability to speak to small or large groups to educate them on the different products or distillery equipment and processes
- Maintain the highest standards in making sure the facility is clean, organized and safe for staff, as well as outside tour groups.


- 21 + years old
- 2+ years as a head distiller, or 4+ years distiller assistant preferred
- Chemical Engineering degree preferred
- Formal Distillation education preferred
- B.S. in Science or Mathematics preferred
- Pass a background check
- Trained in forklift operations, or willing and ability to learn
- High School Graduate
- Competent with most basic computer programs


· Must have production and operations experience within a distillery and exhibit an understanding of the scientific principles underlying distilling – essentially, have real distilling credentials.
· Does not necessarily need to have led whiskey programs but must have a fundamental understanding and/or experience with mashing, fermentation, aging of spirits.
· A passionate individual who can converse enthusiastically about the spirits industry, engaging story teller promoting the brand.
· A team player who enjoys problem solving and is solution orientated.
· Able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs


- Great work-life balance with team environment
- Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
- Annual incentive bonus
- Vacation and paid holidays; unique company events

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $34,500.00 - $56,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sandusky, OH 44870: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


  • Distilling: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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