Thursday, September 2, 2010

Moves At Maker's.

Greg Davis is the new Master Distiller at Maker's Mark, succeeding Kevin Smith who is taking a new job with parent company Beam Global, as reported today by Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels in an email to Maker's Mark Ambassadors.

When Davis left Sazerac's Tom Moore Distillery ten weeks ago to take the job of Director of Distillery Operations at Maker's Mark, reporting to Smith, something about it didn't seem right. Davis is young (40) but he was Master Distiller at Barton/Tom Moore for almost ten years and I just couldn't see him being somebody's assistant for very long. For ten weeks, as it turns out.

Smith is mum about exactly what his new job will be at Beam's flagship distillery at Clermont, Kentucky, but I'm sure that shoe will drop soon.


Unknown said...

Wow, this is huge stuff. Can't wait to hear what he will be doing. Any thoughts Chuck?

Chuck Cowdery said...

I'm sure he'll say that his number one job will be to make sure nothing changes. Whiskey-makers are funny like that.

hubbit said...

Greg Davis. Jerry Dalton. They oughta put up a sign over at Tom Moore that says "Barton Distillery: Gateway to Beam". :)

sam k said...

Very interesting. Seems to border on crisis management.