dis·till·er | \di-ˈsti-lər \

Definition of distiller 

: one that distills especially alcoholic liquors

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The house pálinka, Hungary’s fabulous fruit brandy, comes from Marton and Daughters, a small, celebrated distiller in a Danube-area village. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "The Best of Budapest: A Guide for Strategic Travelers," 27 June 2018 The smaller distillers that haven't expanded overses are going to be hurt because of the higher price. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Matt Bevin says tariffs won't hurt bourbon industry. Experts disagree," 21 June 2018 But expanding market share in the ultracompetitive U.S. market is tough for a small distiller. Bruce Schreiner, USA TODAY, "European Union tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers," 21 June 2018 It’s made in Chicago, but master distiller and CEO Robert Birnecker fittingly has Austrian roots. Alia Akkam, WSJ, "Schnaps Brings the Taste of Spring— Sipped Straight or In Cocktails," 17 Apr. 2018 The most prominent consultant in the field was Kris Berglund, a master distiller and professor of chemical engineering and food science at Michigan State University in Lansing. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Backed by his boss, John Howie, sommelier/master distiller Erik Liedholm pours his heart and talent into award-winning liquors," 20 June 2018 The establishment is called the Distillery, and anyone can visit it to see all the copper pots and vats, the distillers banging around in their aproned glory. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How Gin Bounced Back From Decades of Decline to Become London’s Latest It Drink," 11 June 2018 At Dark Island Spirits, the distiller often matches musical genre to corresponding styles of alcohol. Brad Japhe, Billboard, "How Distilleries Use Hip-Hop, EDM and Reggae to Age Booze," 20 June 2018 The master distiller, whose name Gerber won’t divulge, began sending samples. Mark Seal, WSJ, "The Tequila Gold Rush," 19 June 2018

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1562, in the meaning defined above

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

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