David Pickerell leaves Maker’s MarkApril 15th, 2008
After 14 years of working at Maker’s Mark, most recently as Distillery Manager and VP of Operations, David Pickerell has left Maker’s Mark. It was announced in a press release which I just received.
I have known many distillery managers over the past 20 years. Dave knows more about distilling than just about anyone else. (He also knew a lot of “dirt” about what was going on at other distilleries, which I always found amusing.) The release did not say where Dave was headed to next.
Dave is being succeeded by Kevin Smith. Kevin joined Maker’s Mark in 1998 as assistant VP of Operations and Master Distiller-in-training.