Hamilton Distillers Group, Inc., the Tucson, Arizona-based makers of the Whiskey Del Bac line of American single malt whiskeys, is pleased to announce that Mark A. Vierthaler has joined its team as head distiller.
Vierthaler most recently comes from Tenth Ward Distilling Co. in Maryland, where he won multiple gold medals and expanded the distillery’s portfolio, while growing production fivefold and establishing himself as a leader in the American craft distilling movement. Active in the American Craft Spirits Association, Vierthaler sits on the education, government affairs and guild committees. With a passion for nuance and details, Vierthaler loves the art of blending and the science that distilling requires. He joins a distilling team that has been getting high ratings and winning awards of their own for their Sonoran Desert single malts.
“Joining Whiskey Del Bac brings with it a litany of feelings: Honored. Humbled. Happy,” Vierthaler said in a press release. “I’ve witnessed the nationwide respect and knowledge of the Whiskey Del Bac brand, and founders Stephen and Amanda Paul have put together one of the best teams in craft distilling—from management to production, office staff and sales staff. Under CEO Kent Cheeseman, Whiskey Del Bac is really gaining traction in the American single malt category. I’m elated to join such a strong distilling team with Dustin Cox, Abbey Fife and Raymond Hammond, who have been pulling in glowing review after glowing review.”
Stephen Paul noted, “Mark’s attention to detail has already made an impact on our production in the short time he’s been with us. His enthusiasm, experience and integrity will really help us get to another level within the American single malt space.”