Distiller resume example with 6 years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Professional, knowledgeable distiller. With 5+ Years in the liquor industry, I have studied and learned the science of distilling and production, as well as categories and flavor profiles of different spirits. I have practiced and have become confident and skilled in the art of finalizing a product, from start to finish.

  • Professional distilling and production.
  • Efficient knowledge of grain types, chemistry and behavior, mashing, temperatures, enzyme and yeast behavior, gravity values, fermentation, distilling and production.
  • Proficient use of Stillhouse software. Accurate documentation, and successful reports.
  • Attentive to details while multi-tasking and running mills, boilers, heat valves, mash tons, stills, temperature gauges and reflux condensers, in a safe, time efficient environment.
  • Understands liquid, pressure and vapor mechanics and dynamics.
  • Able to produce a finished, polished product, ready for sales, in an organized manner.
  • Diversely educated in spirit types, properties, ingredients and flavors.
  • Successfully executes spirit and stripping runs.
  • Skilled in producing:
  • Single Malt Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Rum [silver and gold]
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Barrel aged gin
  • Infusions
Education and Training
Tidewater Community College Portsmouth, VA, Expected in 01/2013 Associate of Applied Science : Automotive Engineering Technology - GPA :
E. & J. Gallo Winery - Distiller
Sunnyside, WA, 03/2018 - Current
  • Proficient in mashing process's, milling appropriate weights of grain, grain types and specialty grains, Mash transfers using flexible impeller pumps, hydrometers and triple scales, gravity values, grain and enzyme behavior, temperatures, yeast types, fermentation process, and distilling process.
  • Used Enzymes on a daily basis, including: HTL, GL, TL and iodine tests.
  • Educated in gelatinization and liquefaction, appropriate temperatures, adding times, rest times, chemistry of yeast effects, and yields, according to mash type.
  • Can start a still, adjust both still and columns to appropriate temperatures and adjust re-flux accordingly.
  • Effectively Made Heads, Hearts, and Tails cuts, on a daily basis.
  • Used Stillhouse software, as a standard operating procedure, to track all production room activity including: Materials used in weight, Mash tun and fermenter activity, mash transfers, firing and collecting from still, calculating weight and proof to gallons, as well as accurate times and dates as such, for accounting.
  • Tracked inventory contents continually Including: transfers, individual containers, bulk storage, bulk production, sale inventory, incoming and outgoing costs of raw materials and bottling and barreling, using Stillhouse software.
  • Maintained constant awareness of stock levels and performed formal inventory review.
  • Used centrifugal pumps and siphoning properties, on a daily basis, to transfer individual containers to bulk storage and bulk production containers in order to be bottled.
  • Proofed liquor according to federal standards, using hydrometers and digital ABV/proof meters .
  • Labeled custom bottles, set up, broke down, reset and used bottle filling machine, on a daily basis.
  • Labeled vessels, barrels, and fermenters, with correct date and spirit, in order to be transferred.
  • Obtained the skill of tasting different flavor profiles and grains from un-proofed and proofed spirits.
  • Firm knowledge of vapor flow through columns, condensers, and accessories; such as a gin basket.
  • Conscious of safety procedures, and the dangers of escaping vapor.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Merchandiser
Florence, KY, 03/2016 - Current
  • Stocked beer, wine and spirits at multiple liquor and grocery stores in Grand county, CO.
  • Unloaded bulk orders, organized back-stock, placed products on appropriate shelf's/places in store and cooler.
  • Upheld stock levels and proper pricing for multiple product lines.
  • Communicated and coordinated execution of schematics, with store management.
  • Built effective relationships with each store to develop superior customer satisfaction.
  • Organized and located inventory and updated store spreadsheets.
  • Updated seasonal displays, to highlight current product lines.
  • Established and maintained proper high-traffic displays, resulting in increased sales.
Advantage Xpo - Maintenance Technician
Amarillo, TX, 06/2017 - 03/2018
  • Collaborated with building managers to assess ongoing needs and plan preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Inspected pool equipment for proper functioning of pumps, filters and control equipment.
  • Stocked inventory of pool chemicals and cleaning materials.
  • Performed upkeep and maintenance of mechanical rooms.
  • Vacuumed, brushed and cleaned pools to maintain proper functionality and pH.
  • Resolved guest concerns through positive interaction and application of issue resolution procedures.
  • Maintained clean, presentable and safe aquatic areas to deliver positive guest experiences.
  • Cleaned swimming pools and tested water to pinpoint chemical supplements needed for optimum water chemistry and sustained cleanliness.
  • Evaluated systems in use to uncover problems, complete maintenance and recommend solutions.
  • Inspected components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and oversaw installations to prohibit defects, such as loose connections and frayed wires.
  • Operated hand and power tools to complete repairs.
  • Contributed to operational quality and efficiency via instrumental calibration, application of quality controls and implementation of maintenance functions.
  • Removed snow from ground during winter months to maintain clear and safe walkways and streets.
  • Performed general maintenance on machinery and equipment to prevent malfunctions.
  • Maintained facility grounds by removing litter.
  • Cleaned restrooms using ammonia and other chemicals to minimize spread of germs.
  • Dismantled equipment to access, remove and replace defective parts to maintain operability.
  • Used brushes, rollers, spray equipment and paint to paint variety of interior and exterior surfaces.
  • Maintained available parts, tools and materials inventory to stay able to respond promptly to issues.
  • Filled out logs of daily actions.
  • Performed routine inspection and maintenance of equipment.
  • Monitored building security and safety by locking doors after operating hours.
Bottle Pass Liquors - Clerk, Inventory Manager
City, STATE, 05/2015 - 06/2017
  • Reviewed driver's licenses and other forms of ID to ensure proof-of-age, refusing sales to anyone under 21.
  • Inspired customers to try new items by educating on wines and store promotions.
  • Took payment for purchases by cash, credit, debit and personal check and provided the correct change.
  • Maximized customer satisfaction by providing assistance with purchases, locating items and signing up for rewards programs.
  • Counted product stock to maintain inventory records.
  • Counted drawers at start and end of shifts to validate daily records and uphold accounting accuracy.
  • Observed company return policy when processing refunds, including inspecting merchandise for wear or damage.
  • Trained new team members in cash register operation, stock procedures and customer service.
  • Worked closely with front-end staff to assist customers.
  • Assisted customers to find appropriate products, answered product questions and provided product solutions.
  • Processed customer payments quickly and returned exact change and receipts.
  • Arranged updated promotional displays every week.
  • Rectified discrepancies between accounting records and cash drawer by researching daily transactions to pinpoint issues.
  • Kept check-out areas clean, organized, and well-stocked to maintain attractive store.
  • Collected merchandise from store and searched back-end locations for customer purchases.
  • Troubleshot and resolved issues with cash registers, card scanners and printers.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.

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School Attended

  • Tidewater Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Distiller
  • Merchandiser
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Clerk, Inventory Manager


  • Associate of Applied Science

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