dis·​till·​er | \ di-ˈsti-lər How to pronounce distiller (audio) \

Definition of distiller

: one that distills especially alcoholic liquors

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McConaughey and master distiller Eddie Russell have collaborated to launch Wild Turkey Longbranch, a new bourbon that’s filtered with Texas mesquite and oak charcoals. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Matthew McConaughey Jumps Into the Bourbon Business," 11 Apr. 2018 Some distillers might talk about the limestone water that runs through their property, or the heirloom crops in their mash. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Unheralded Berry Is Coming To Your Liquor Cabinet," 28 Dec. 2018 Though Damgaard isn’t a bartender himself, his team sources its booze from small, independent distillers mainly in Denmark. Laura Itzkowitz, Vogue, "How Local Nordic Ingredients Are Transforming Copenhagen's Cocktail Scene," 15 Oct. 2018 One option some distillers have chosen is releasing single malts without an age stamp. Fox News, "Things you didn't know about whiskey," 14 Mar. 2016 Fans line up early in the morning for the first taste of the release, and a shot at a limited-edition bottle, hand-numbered by the distillers. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Woodinville Whiskey’s harvest release tastes like home," 7 Sep. 2018 Follow the country's other whisky trail—the Malt Whisky Trail in Moray Speyside, home to the world’s largest concentration of whisky distillers. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Scotland Gets a New Whisky Trail," 16 Aug. 2018 The barrels had been sanded and spray-painted black on the tops and bottoms in what authorities believed was an effort to remove the distiller's marks. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "'Pappygate' ringleader gets shock probation after 30 days in prison," 29 June 2018 Jürgen Klotz, whose family owns and runs the German distillery, said that the name was a pun on Berglen, the town where the distiller is based. Amie Tsang, New York Times, "Whisky From a German Glen? The E.U. Won’t Drink to That," 7 June 2018

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1562, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of distiller

: a person or company that produces strong alcoholic drinks (such as whiskey) by distilling them

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