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Master Distiller with a Growing Spirits Company in the Mid-Atlantic


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Seeking a Head Distiller with a Growing Spirits Company in the Mid-Atlantic.


Responsible for the entire distilling and quality control process, therefore should be well versed in scheduling distilling and fermentation, aging and packaging operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Milling – corn, rye, barley, wheat and ensuring proper grind size for each recipe/from batch to batch.
  • Mashing - maintaining consistency & implementing changes in controllable way
  • Distilling – stripping and rectification. Must know how to run a column and a pot still
  • Tasting – making cuts (quality analysis - appearance, smell, taste)
  • Proofing – for record keeping, bottling and barreling
  • Bottling - setup, fill level control, supervision and inventory or finished goods
  • Blending - measuring ingredients and mixing. Blending more than one straight whiskey
  • Record keeping – daily, weekly, monthly; inventory - packaged & raw materials; TTB Reporting
  • Cleaning and sanitizing - all equipment. Avoid contaminates and unwanted bacteria
  • Maintenance of the equipment
  • Manage raw ingredients inventories, schedule deliveries, and forecast production needs.
  • Manage and develop procedures for operations and quality control
  • Manage and monitor all operational needs; materials and staffing.
  • Manage productivity of operations
  • Ensure consistent quality and taste profiles for each product
  • Enjoy engaging with the public at events.

Job Requirements:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • B.A. degree, preferably in chemistry or a related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a qualified Master Distiller or Master Blender
  • Experience in creating various spirits, including: rye whiskey, bourbon, rum and gin.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills; keen business acumen. Proficient in Excel
  • Strong mechanical background
  • Familiar with fermentation (brewing background would be ideal)

To easily apply, email resume to amanda@forcebrands.com

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