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John Couchot

503-577-6610

j_couchot@hotmail.com

Overview:

• Product development.

• Trained in brewing, cellar, and bottling.

• Multiple international awards for spirits.

• Recipe formulation and scale up of spirits

• Oversee two locations and all production.

• Order supplies and set par levels for in process and finished goods.

• TTB filing and reporting.

• Streamlined methods and standard operation procedures to help insure QC.

• Project management and supervisory exp. in building design and process equipment installation.

• Specialized in the calibration and repair of analytical and processing equipment.

Awards

White Rum

2008 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2008 World Beverage Competition—Platinum

Dark Rum

2010 International Review of Spirits - Silver

2010 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition - Silver

2010 World Beverage Competition—Gold

2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Silver

Hazelnut Spice Rum

2011 World Beverage Competition - Silver

Spruce Gin

2011 World Beverage Competition - Bronze

2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition - Silver

2010 International Spirits Challenge - Silver

2010 WSWA Tasting Competition—Bronze

2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Silver

2009 WSWA Tasting Competition—Silver

2009 World Bevrage Competition—Silver

2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Double Gold

2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Bronze

2009 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2008 World Beverage Competition—Silver

2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Double Gold

2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Silver

2008 International Spirits Challenge—Bronze

2008 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2007 World Beverage Competition—Bronze

2007 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Silver

2007 International Review of Spirits—Silver

Pink Spruce Gin

2011 World Beverage Competitions - Gold

2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Silver

2010 International Spirits Challenge - Silver

2010 New York Spirits Awards - Bronze

2010 World Beverage Competition—Silver

2009 World Beverage Competition—Silver

2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Silver

2009 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Bronze

2008 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition —Silver

Dead Guy Whiskey

2011 World Beverage Competition - Bronze

2011 International Review of Spirits - Gold

2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Bronze

2010 World Beverage Competition—Gold

2010 WSWA Tasting Competition—Silver

2010 New York Spirits Awards - Silver

2010 Northwest Wine & Food Fest - People's Choice

2010 International Wine & Spirits - Bronze

2010 International Spirits Challenge - Bronze

2009 World Beverage Competition—Silver

2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Gold

Vintage Vodka

2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Silver

2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Bronze

2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Silver

2009 International Review of Spirits—Silver

Chatoe Rogue Oregon Single Malt Whiskey

2011 World Beverage Competition - Gold

2011 International Review of Spirits - Silver

2010 American Distillers Institute—Gold

2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Gold

2010 New York Spirits Awards - Bronze

2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Professional Experience:

2/06 –-2/12 Rogue Ales, Newport, Oregon, Head Distiller

8/05-12/05 Wine by Joe, Dundee, Oregon, Wine chemist/ Crush worker

6/04 –12/04 Oligos Etc. Inc./Oligos Therapeutics/Wilsonville, OR, Quality /Facilities

12/00–6/04 Independent Contractor Validation Consultant

4/99-12/00 International Process Solutions, Palo Alto, CA Supervisor Lab Services

1/97-11/97 Shaman Pharmaceuticals/South SF, CA Scientist/Contractor

11/97-4/99 Cor Therapeutics/South San Francisco, CA QC Chemist/Temporary

Education:

Continuing Education with UC Davis for Enology MS program

BA Chemistry/Pre-med, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

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