MEET THE EXPERTS

Our Team


MASTER DISTILLER

Pam Heilmann

Pam is Michter's Master Distiller and Executive Vice President - Production. Prior to joining Michter's, Pam spent nearly fifteen years at Beam Global, Inc. and is regarded as one of America's most talented distillers. At Beam, she oversaw all aspects of whiskey production as Distillery Manager at the Booker Noe Distillery, at that time the world's largest bourbon distillery, in Boston, Kentucky. During her years at Beam, Pam worked directly with former Master Distiller Jerry Dalton.

An honors graduate of Columbia College in Missouri, she studied distillation in Kentucky. Pam and her husband Marty enjoy fishing, gardening and taking motorcycle trips. Much of their leisure time is spent traveling to see their children and grandchildren.

MASTER OF MATURATION

Andrea Wilson

Andrea is Michter's Master of Maturation as well as its Executive Vice President - General Manager. As Michter's Master of Maturation supporting Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann, Andrea manages barrel specifications, barrel procurement, heat cycling and temperature monitoring during aging, tracking maturation of barrels, whiskey filtration in preparation for bottling, and innovation to continue to improve the aging process. Becoming the first woman to ever serve as Chair of the Kentucky Distillers Association is among the many honors achieved by Andrea during her illustrious career. Andrea is admired for her accomplishments in the whiskey industry and has been involved in all aspects of making Michter's whiskeys. Before joining Michter's, Andrea spent over ten years with Diageo in various whiskey related positions including Director of Distillation and Maturation, North America - overseeing both the U.S. and Canadian distillation and maturation programs. Prior to her departure from Diageo she was the company’s Director of Whiskey Strategy for North American operations. She holds a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Louisville, and she has been highlighted in the KET television documentary, Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business.

DISTILLER

Dan McKee

Dan McKee holds the position of Distiller as well as Vice President - Production, and is responsible for day to day operations of the distillery, including those of its whiskey lab. Dan began his career in the bourbon industry as a Distillery Operator at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky over ten years ago. After two years of hands-on experience making some of the industry's leading bourbons and ryes, he was promoted to Distillery Supervisor at Booker Noe Distillery, where he worked for seven years. At that distillery, Dan reported to Pam Heilmann and gained valuable experience in the many aspects of whiskey distilling. Dan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

PRESIDENT

Joseph J. Magliocco

Joseph J. Magliocco is President of Louisville based Michter’s Distillery as well as its parent Chatham Imports, a supplier of imported wines and niche spirits. Upon completing his studies, he immediately began his full-time work in the spirits industry, with one of his first bosses being R.C. Wells, who had previously served as President of Four Roses. In the 1990's, working with his consultant and mentor Dick Newman, former President of Austin Nichols, the maker of Wild Turkey, he restarted the Michter's brand which had been abandoned after the Pennsylvania company's 1989 bankruptcy. He is Vice Chairman as well as one of fifteen founding members of the Order of the Writ, "the fraternal and charitable organization that embraces the spirit of Kentucky Bourbon education, responsibility, environmental stewardship, history, scholarship and unwavering commitment to the furtherance of America's only native spirit". Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Distillers Association. Inducted in Bordeaux as a Commandeur de L’Ordre du Bontemps de Medoc et de Graves, he has considerable experience working with not just spirits, but wines as well.

Mr. Magliocco graduated from Yale College, where he majored in Religious Studies and did some bartending, and he earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. He has done and continues to do charitable work volunteering for not-for-profits.

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