Pam is Michter’s Master Distiller and 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. Before her promotion to Michter’s Master Distiller, Pam served Michter’s as Distiller and Vice President - Production.
An honors graduate of Columbia College in Missouri, she studied distillation in Kentucky. Pam and her husband, Marty, live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. They enjoy fishing, gardening and taking motorcycle trips. They split their leisure time between Florida and New York, where their children, grandchildren and Pam's parents live.
MASTER OF MATURATION
Andrea is Michter’s Master of Maturation as well as its 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. Andrea is admired for her accomplishments in the whiskey industry and has been involved in all aspects of making Michter’s whiskeys. Prior to 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. 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. 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.
Dan McKee holds the position of Distiller at Michter’s, a position he moved up to after serving as Michter’s Distillery Manager. He 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.