Join Our Family

Join The Willett Family

Est. 1936, the Willett Distillery is perched atop the highest point in Nelson County, Kentucky. After 80 years, Willett remains independent, family owned and truly family operated. The Willett family traditions of craftsmanship and commitment to quality are apparent throughout the production process. Employees are considered extended family and everyone contributes to the signature Willett lend-a-hand work environment.

Available Positions

Distillery Operator, Evening and Weekend Shifts Available

Primary Job Responsibilities

1. Master all production operations to a level of independent comfort. Facilitate all distilling operations including but not limited to receiving grain, milling grain, cooking, mashing, distilling and filling barrels.
2. Follow all protocols for proper equipment use, maintenance and safety. Immediately notify direct supervisor of observations, difficulties, errors or maintenance needs.
3. Share expertise with teammates and seek expertise and learning from teammates.
4. Work with team to ensure all Batch Sheets and other record keeping documents are accurate and reported in a timely manner.
5. Support grain, mash and beer testing and chemistry record keeping as well as completion of other necessary Quality Control record keeping.
6. Ensure all work areas are maintained with good housekeeping in accordance with OSHA and company safety regulations.
7. Maintain working knowledge of automated and manual process controls and computer screens.
8. Follow production schedule to ensure that all elements of the distillery process is running smoothly per the assigned schedule.
9. Comply with all necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Safety Protocols. Comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.


Other duties will be assigned at the discretion of the Master Distiller.



Qualifications

Must be 21 or older to apply. High School diploma or equivalent required. Distilling experience preferred.


Must be comfortable communicating and collaborating with a team. Must be comfortable with multitasking. Ideal candidates would be enthusiastic about problem solving and enjoy repetitive daily tasks. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word or Pages preferred.


Must be self motivated, comfortable working independently and detail oriented. Must demonstrate an unwavering positive attitude, with a strong commitment to honesty, ethical judgment, diligence and teamwork.


Full Time. Employee Discounts. Health Insurance. Life Insurance. Paid Time Off.


To Apply: Email employment@willettdistillery.com with Distillery Operator in the subject line. Please include your contact information and your resume.


Tour Guide

Position Summary


Willett Whiskey Hosts are responsible for welcoming guests and ensuring each guest is made to feel valued. Whiskey Hosts provide an entertaining, accurate education about whiskey production, history and the premium Willett family of brands. Hospitality, serving others and gratitude are paramount values for the Willett family. Consequently, Whiskey Hosts personify the signature Willett family variety of southern hospitality. Whiskey Hosts guide walking tours of the historic Willett property and conduct educational product tastings. Whiskey Hosts serve whiskey shop customers, providing thoughtful product recommendations based on consumer preferences, facilitate purchase transactions and stock products.


Additionally, Whiskey Hosts support the inviting appearance of the property by regularly cleaning, organizing and replenishing surroundings.


Ideal candidates are interested in continual education with a healthy curiosity in the whiskey industry, constantly seeking information and further readings.


As a small family owned business, respectful behavior, teamwork and flexibility are essential for success. All staff members are required to look for opportunities to assist fellow employees and encourage coworkers daily.


Whiskey Hosts serve as the company’s liaison to consumers and as such the importance of this position to the overall success of the organization family cannot be overstated. The ability to establish relationships and guide a memorable experience beyond replication is central to this position.


Qualifications & Skills

Must be 21 or older to apply.

High School Diploma required.

Exceptional verbal communication skills required.

Charm and wit appreciated.

Must demonstrate an unwavering positive attitude, with a strong commitment to honesty, work ethic and teamwork.


Full Time. Employee Discounts. Health Insurance. Life Insurance. Paid Time Off.


To Apply: Email employment@willettdistillery.com with Whiskey Host in the subject line. Please include your contact information and your resume.


Sous Chef/Line Cook

Position Summary


Oversee day-to-day culinary operations


Coordinate food and kitchenware orders


Check freshness and quality of ingredients


Assist in the development of menu items


Standardize recipes and plate presentations


Work with management to create a memorable experience for guests


Qualifications & Skills


Must be 20 or older to apply.

High School Diploma or GED required.

Must demonstrate an unwavering positive attitude, with a strong commitment to honesty, work ethic and teamwork.


Full Time. Employee Discounts. Health Insurance. Life Insurance. Paid Time Off.


To Apply: Email andy@willettdistillery.com with Sous Chef in the subject line. Please include your contact information and your resume.