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Bourbon Specialist

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Loretto, KY, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Maker’s Mark a Subsidiary of Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day. 


Maker’s Mark Distillery, a beautiful historic landmark currently has the following position Bourbon Specialist open in Loretto KentuckyUnited States.This position will be based at the distillery which is approximately 20 miles south of Bardstown, KY.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of the leading premium spirits companies where each team member is trusted with a legacy.  Maker's Mark exemplifies Suntory's values in staying true to the craft and heritage.  With our greatest assets - our brands and our people are driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, while staying true to our heritage.


Role Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:


  • Working with the public in a friendly manner
  • Learning the history of Maker’s Mark
  • Ambassador Hospitality
  • Special events set-up/tear down
  • Manage Tour Size
  • Responding to Customer Service & Ambassador email/vmail calls
  • General cleaning and maintenance of facilities
  • Stocking retail shelves
  • Dipping of bottles and merchandise
  • Tasting Set-up and clean-up
  • Assist Team as needed
  • Other Duties as Assigned by Manager or Director of Visitor Relations



Qualifications & Experience

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills, with ability to be entertaining while educating
  • Positive Attitude
  • Genuine passion for Bourbon, Whisky, and all things Kentucky
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Friendly, outgoing personality with guests and your team
  • Enthusiastic and magnetic personality with ability to communicate with various demographics of people
  • Strong public skills, ability to communicate and engage with large groups of people
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Team Player
  • Organizational talents
  • Good work ethic


Nonessential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in beverage alcohol industry
  • Point of Sale Application Software
  • Experience in tourism or hospitality related field
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Applications
  • Bi-lingual



In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.




At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.