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Interview with Sarah Fischer, Food Technology Manager

She’s serious about food safety, ensuring that every dish, every baked good she creates meets strict safety standards. And she’s also serious when it comes to throwing a great party, where amazing appetizers and signature cocktails meet.
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Interview with RJ Laws, Analytical Laboratory Supervisor, and Master Blender

He may be analytical, even methodical, in his work. But he appreciates eclectic styles of music and sometimes muses whether our historic Lawrenceburg distillery is haunted. Meet RJ Laws.
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Interview with Ray Furman, Master Distiller and Fermentation & Yeast Manager.

Somehow Ray Furman made his way from a well-known wine and brewing region to MGP’s historic distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Along the way, he performed quality control on diapers. These days, he’s a self-taught expert on fermentation and distilling. Meet Ray.
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Interview with Josh Slawski, Process Engineer Manager and Master Distiller

You can’t drag Josh Slawski away from engineering exceptional beverages. Even on his days off as an MGP Process Engineer Manager, he’s at home brewing beer, tinkering and experimenting with new brews. That is, if he’s not spending time with his wife and 2-year-old son. Meet Josh.
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Interview with Pam Soule, Quality Manager and Master Blender

Pam Soule loves bourbon. As a quality manager, she lives and breathes it, literally. Her keen nose and taste buds make sure the products being created are on point from the get-go. And when she’s not living and breathing bourbon, she’s relaxing, spending time with family, reading and taking walks in the fresh air. Meet Pam Soule, whiskey whisperer.
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Interview with Sam Schmeltzer, Master Blender & Alcohol Application Chemist

At MGP, spirit blending is a crucial role in our business. It’s our Master Blenders, like Sam Schmeltzer, who create the custom formulations that help brands stand apart. Sam recently earned the distinction of Master Blender after completing MGP’s robust certification process that includes education, on-the-job experience, specialized training, exams, and even a dissertation.
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Interview with Matthew Greeno, Master Distiller and Distillery Process Engineering Manager

A Kansas native, Matt Greeno earned degrees in chemical engineering and physics, as well as an MBA from the University of Kansas. At MGP, he combines a keen balance of technical wit and artisanal knowhow.
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10 Questions with One of Our Master Distillers

TJ grew up in Denver planning to join his family’s auto-body business. His path changed when he became intrigued by the rise of craft brewers and distillers in Colorado.
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