How can I get a job at a whiskey distillery?

It is a dream job for me. I want to become a Master Distiller.

Asked By: CONSTRUCT OF ZERO - 9/1/2008
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You can get a chemical engineering degree at most universities. At the University of California, Davis they teach specific courses in wine making, brewing, and distillation. They also have a great concentration in sensory science in the Food Science Dept... More
Answered By: EtOHRx - 9/1/2008
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Find one in your area or, if you're willing to relocate, at least one that is hiring. You might even be able to apprentice, but you'd probably work in bottling/manufacturing first and then try to work up. I just Googled "jobs at distilleries" and surprisingly found a lot of links. You could even call them up and ask... More
Answered By: xstaticadventure - 9/1/2008
It's probably the same way you would get a job anywhere else: Have a good resume, dress nicely for the interview, and I would probably not mention your "dream" because they would probably think you're an alky.
Answered By: Cornflakes - 9/1/2008
send in your resume. It sounds like a job where you have to apprentice for an extended period before getting to be a "master". Do you make home-brews now? that would probably be your best leg-up. MANY people that are hired in the fields get their jobs by 1st showing off what they have done themselves.
Answered By: Corvato - 9/1/2008
Well you should learn about the history of whisky (and learn that it is Scottish and not Irish and therefore it is spelled without an e between the k and the y... More
Answered By: ? - 9/1/2008
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Answered By: deanna.hodge - 9/1/2008
Construc..., I'll make a call to my good friend, John Daniels, (I can call him that cuz we've known each other so long) and see what I can do fer ya partner. If you don't hear from me, sorry, didn't need ya. Hey, good luck!!!
Answered By: Johns - 9/1/2008
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