Driggs, Idaho-based Grand Teton Distillery announced its newest hire, Scott Kelch, joining the team in a newly created position as area sales manager. Kelch will be responsible for supporting spirit sales throughout Idaho and the surrounding states. With an eye on expanding sales in the region, Kelch will look to secure a broker in Oregon and a distributor in Washington in the near future.
“Scott is a passionate and dedicated professional with a deep understanding of the alcohol industry,” says Andrew Boczar, VP of strategic planning at Grand Teton Distillery. “He is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of success. After working with him over the past several years, I am confident that he will be a valuable asset to Grand Teton Distillery.”
With more than fifteen years of experience in the alcohol industry, Kelch has worked with both beer and spirits. He worked in Austin, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, for Anheuser-Busch distributors before working his way up in the spirits world, from Boise sales rep to the Pacific Northwest regional sales manager for a liquor broker. In 2011, he founded NorthStar Spirits, an Idaho-based liquor broker, representing small and medium-sized distilleries. He has extensive experience launching and growing liquor brands and plans to do just that at Grand Teton Distillery. Before going in-house with Grand Teton, he has represented them for the past five years through NorthStar.