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New distillery in Knoxville TN seeks head distiller


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Knox Whiskey Works, located in downtown Knoxville, TN is looking for a head distiller. We are a new distillery opening in Spring/Summer 2015 with a strong focus on locally-sourced, high quality ingredients. We will be representing the best of East Tennessee through our spirits from heirloom corn whiskey to local, collaboratively-developed spirits.

The head distiller needs to be able to develop, produce and manage our whiskey production, and bring innovation and creativity to our specialty, experimental spirit line. The head distiller will have the full support of our managers and staff. We are the first distillery in Knoxville in over 100 years and we need someone who wants to take on the challenges of a new small distillery.

Responsibilities include:

  • All distillery operations including mashing through distillation, TTB reporting, record keeping, and maintenance and cleaning.
  • Representing our distillery locally and nationwide


  • Previous distillery, winery or brewery experience. Willing to train the right candidate, through external distilling classes, who possess a strong willingness to learn and understand the technical details of spirit development and production.
  • Multi-tasking abilities and able to work in a small team in a tight environment
  • Decisive and able to lead and teach staff
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Great attitude with the ability to bounce back from failures
  • A creative mind who wants to expand and redefine spirits

Strongly desired:

  • Previous whiskey production experience
  • Understanding of mechanical equipment in distillery environment
  • Must be prepared to work longs days when needed
  • Refined palate

If you are interested in working in a small distillery with great growth potential and strong managerial support, contact us at contact@knoxwhiskeyworks.com


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