Start Date: Immediately

The ideal candidate should possess the following profile:

Witherspoon Distillery is seeking an experienced Distiller to support all aspects of whiskey production.  Responsibilities range the entire spirit production process, from grain selection to packaging.

The ideal candidate should possess the following profile:

  • Passion for craft whiskey
  • Experience operating whiskey brewhouse: grain mill, mash tun, corn cooker, heat exchangers
  • Experience operating a cellarhouse to produce optimum and consistent fermentations
  • Experience running hybrid column/pot stills and making distillate cuts
  • Experience blending, proofing and filtering distillates
  • Knowledge of barrel aging best practices and rickhouse management
  • Understanding of quality controls, assurance measures for beverage packaging and quality control certification
  • Experience with warehousing operations, including forklift operating experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical and process problems throughout the production process
  • Organized with a meticulous attention to detail
  • Skilled multi-tasker with ability to manage multiple moving parts simultaneously
  • Understanding of raw material procurement and inventory management best practices

Main responsibilities:

  • Run day to day production operations as a member of our Distiller production team in alignment with state and federal regulatory requirements and industry best practices
  • Maintain state and federal regulatory reporting for production operations components
  • Assist with production process improvements to achieve higher efficiencies and cost savings
  • Meet Quality Controls and improve Quality Assurance measures through TQM best practices
  • Assist with Research and Development initiatives
  • Manage raw material procurement to ensure material continuity and lower procurement cost

Qualifications

  • 2+ years professional distilling experience
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Be able to lift up-to 60 lb. on a consistent basis and stand for extended periods
  • Work from heights and in confined spaces, with variable temperatures up to 100F+
  • Ability to work multiple shifts as needed for production scheduling, to include second shift as well as occasional weekends

What Witherspoon Distillery can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work in a fun and fast-growing team within the distilled spirits industry
  • Fantastic career development potential, paid time off and available benefits
  • The chance to join a driven and enthusiastic environment with amazing team spirit

Please submit both a cover letter and resume for consideration.

  • Include availability with your resume.
  • Please review this site to get to know more about us before the interview: www.witherspoondistillery.com

If you believe that you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to info@witherspoondistillery.com. Be sure to include “Distiller” in the email subject.