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John Couchot

503-577-6610

j_couchot@hotmail.com

Overview:

Developed award winning sprits and beer recipes

Started floor malting facility and micro malt roasting.

Manger of distillery and brewery operations

Worked with multiple outside partners to create new beers.

Find and source local and novel grains and adjuncts for brewing

Brewing experience includes sake, cider, wine and meads.

Experience with set up, maintenance and repair of brewery and distilling equipment

Professional Experience:

2/06 – 9/12 Rogue Ales Newport, Oregon

Master Distiller

Head of Product development

Head Brewer for Buckman Brewery

Research and development for all new products including, but not limited to beers, spirits, cheese, meats, coffees, teas, and alternative energies. Design and manage all processes from pilot scale to final commercial production. Manager of brewery and distillery operations.

Education:

1996 BA, Chemistry/Pre-med, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Awards

Oryza Rice Vodka

2013 World Spirits Competition-Gold

2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition-Silver

Rougaroux White Rum

2013 World Spirits Competition-Gold

2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition-Double Gold

Rougaroux Dark Rum

2013 World Spirits Competition-Gold

2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition-Silver

LA 1 White Whiskey

2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition-Silver

Oryza Gin

2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition-Silver

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

2010 International Spirits Challenge - Commended

2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Gold

2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition—Gold

2009 International Spirits Challenge—Bronze

2009 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2008 World Beverage Competition—Bronze

2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Silver

2008 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition—Bronze

2008 International Rum Festival—Bronze

2008 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Double Gold

2007 International Review of Spirits—Bronze

2007 International Cane Spirits Competition—Bronze

Hazelnut Spice Rum

2011 World Beverage Competition - Silver

2010 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition - Bronze

2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition - Bronze

2010 International Review of Spirits - Bronze

2010 World Beverage Competition—Gold

2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Bronze

2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition—Gold

2009 International Rum Festival—Bronze

2009 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2008 World Beverage Competition—Bronze

2008 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition—Bronze

2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Silver, Best in Class

2008 International Rum Festival—Bronze

2008 International Review of Spirits—Silver

2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Bronze

2007 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Silver

2007 International Review of Spirits—Bronze

2007 International Cane Spirits Competition—Bronze

2007 American Distillers Institute—Best New Rum

Spruce Gin

2012 World Beverage Competition – Platinum

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 Beverage 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

Pinot Vodka

2009 World Beverage Competition—Bronze

2008 International Review of Spirits—Gold

Wasabi Ginger Vodka

2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition—Bronze

2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—Bronze

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

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