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Master Distiller for Baltimore Distillery


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PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO: hr@tbspiritsgroup.com

Company: Sagamore Spirit (www.sagamorespirit.com)

Summary:
The Master Distiller will be responsible for developing and crafting Sagamore’s collection of distilled spirits; planning and executing distillation operations, overseeing production, and managing inventory. With support from Marketing and Sales teams, the Master Distiller will also showcase and advertise our spirits to raise brand awareness and build relationships with local and national media sources, all while complying with relevant federal, state and local regulations.

Scope of Position:

  • Responsible for the entire production and quality control process, therefore should be well versed in all disciplines of the business and disitillation functions including scheduling, supply chain management, distilling and fermentation, and aging and packaging operations.
  • 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 operate 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 of 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.

Requirements

  • B.A. degree, preferably in chemistry or a related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a qualified Distiller, Blender, or Brewer
  • 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)
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