Head Distiller

Kate Douglas

As Old Elk Distillery’s Head Distiller, Kate Douglas manages the day-to-day distilling operations, including the signature slow reduction process and sensory program. While she studies under the leadership of Greg Metze, Douglas is also pursuing her diploma in Distilling from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in the U.K. and serves on the Colorado Distillers Guild board.

Before joining Old Elk Distillery in 2015, Kate earned her BS in Fermentation Science and Technology from Colorado State University. After studying brewing and beer quality control and analysis, Kate found the world of whiskey and fell in love.