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Head Distiller for existing distillery, Maryland


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One of our fellow MD distilleries has a distiller job opening I thought I'd pass along. From Tenth Ward Distilling in Frederick, MD:


The Head Distiller is responsible for continuing the production of our current core spirits, seasonal and limited releases. In addition, the Head Distiller will be tasked with growing our barrel program by focusing on production efficiency and creating new recipes that align with the Tenth Ward brand.

This is a Full-Time position. Expectation is that the distiller is available the full 40 hours to run operations, and available to support evening and weekends events when needed.


Managing the production of spirits including but not limited too: weekly status updates with owner, brewing, still operation, proofing, bottling & labeling, ordering, and sanitation of equipment and production space.

Front of House: Lead tours & tastings, knowledge about product, and about company history.

Leading growth of Tenth Ward’s spirits and barrel program: Develop budget and production plan that increases growth, implement efficient practices, and create processes and recipes.

Professional Development: Stay up to date with current industry standards and best practices, grow understanding of current industry trends.


  • 2 years of experience in the distilling and/or brewing industry
  • Proficient in running basic distillation procedures
  • Innovation using creativity to build recipes
  • Decision making pulling from experience with ability to foster efficiency
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with basic troubleshooting for operation equipment
  • Capable of developing and maintaining production budget
  • Attention to detail supporting product quality controls and brand standards
  • Customer service skills and effective communication to support customer engagement and brand promotion


Work environment:

Candidate must be able to lift 50lbs on consistent basis, with weight up to 75lbs occasionally. May involve exposure to cold, hot and humidity. Frequently used equipment is Forklift.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

To apply:

Email resume and cover letter to monica@tenthwarddistilling.com.

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