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Assistant Distiller position at Deerhammer (colorado)


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Position: Assistant Distiller

Distillery: Deerhammer Distilling Company

Deerhammer Distilling Company — a grain to glass malt whiskey distillery located in Buena Vista, Colorado — is expanding and looking to bring an Assistant Distiller aboard. The assistant distiller will be expected to work with closely with our Head Distiller and other staff on various tasks including, but not limited to mashing, fermentation, distillation operations, filtration, cleaning, bottling, barrel management, and whiskey evaluation (drinking). A background in craft distillation and/or brewing is big plus but not mandatory. A passion for making whiskey and living in the mountains is mandatory. On the job training will be provided.

Candidate must commit to a paid trial period of no less than 2 weeks and expect an extensive performance review after 4 months. Must be in capable physical condition and able to lift heavy/awkward weight (50+ lbs). Ideal candidate will be interested in learning/living all aspects of whiskey production and enjoy educating others on this process. Must be at least 21 years old, mechanically inclined, able to think critically and work independently. Must already live or be willing to re-locate to Buena Vista, Colorado. Preference will be given to those with great taste in music and a solid whitewater (kayaking, rafting or sup) skill set.

The position will be for 25-30 hours/week to start, with hours increasing to more closely resemble full-time in the fall. This position may be supplemented with some hours in our tasting room (ie. bar back and/or bartending). Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to: amy@deerhammer.com. No phone calls please.

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