Boot Hill Distillery of Dodge City, Kansas, this week announced the appointment of Stephanie Nestor as head distiller. Nestor, a native of Columbus, Ohio, joined the team in 2019 as an assistant distiller.
“Stephanie had the problem-solving skills we were looking for, and I am proud to pass the torch to her as my first successor in the head distiller role,” said Hayes Kelman, managing partner and CEO, in a press release.
Nestor earned a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology from The Ohio State University, where she learned many of the principles that apply to distilling. She learned more science and much of the art of distilling under the guidance of Kelman. Since joining the team, Nestor has been integral to the move to the 5,000-square-foot warehouse facility and has overseen the development and launch of Boot Hill Distillery’s ready-to-drink line of cocktails, including the installation of an automated canning line.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity and, with the help of our fantastic team, excited about what the future holds for Boot Hill Distillery,” said Nestor.
According to Kelman, Nestor’s commitment to producing high quality spirits makes her an invaluable member of the Boot Hill Distillery staff. “We are excited to see the impact that her continued growth will have on our soil-to-sip products.”
Boot Hill Distillery is in its fifth year of producing award-winning spirits. Their line of spirits and canned cocktails can be found in 14 states with plans for future expansion.