Kevin Smith is the Distillery Manager of Reliability & Technical Services and the microbiologist at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Primary responsibilities include management of fermentation and distillation processes, maintaining yeast and lactic bacteria production cultures, optimizing distillery yield, and maintaining new whiskey organoleptic character. In addition to local distillery production responsibilities, Kevin serves as a global technical resource across Brown-Forman’s broader distillery company production facilities and corporate R&D function.
Kevin holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Environmental Biology with an emphasis in Microbiological studies from the University of Louisville.
EPISODE 1B: IT’S READY WHEN IT’S READY
TOBY TUCKER – SENIOR DIVISION MANAGER, COUNTRY MALT GROUP
KEVIN SMITH – DISTILLERY MANAGER OF RELIABILITY & TECHNICAL SERVICES AND MICROBIOLIGIST, JACK DANIELS
SOME OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
- In this episode, we’re fortunate to have Kevin Smith, Distillery Manager of Reliability & Technical Services at Jack Daniels as a guest. Kevin talks about the history of Jack Daniels, Frank Sinatra, and charcoal mellowing to name a few. You’re not going to want to miss this episode!