Watershed Distillery has announced the appointment of their new, and first, head distiller. Aaron Harris joins one of Ohio’s oldest and largest craft distilleries, bringing years of experience from two Kentucky-based distilleries with him.
Harris will be responsible for overseeing production and quality control and will help lead the team in bourbon innovation. Harris comes to Watershed from Bardstown, Kentucky, where he was most recently the Distillery Supervisor for Lux Row Distillers. He has also served as Distillery Supervisor for Barton 1792 Distillery.
“Aaron is a vital addition to the Watershed team,” shares Greg Lehman, CEO of Watershed Distillery. “To add this talented bourbon maker and rising star in the distilling industry to our team is exciting. After a year that has been challenging for so many in our industry, it means a lot that we are able to expand our team in 2021. We have big plans for Watershed and feel we are equipping ourselves with one of the best teams in the business,” Lehman adds.
“I’m happy to be here in Columbus and to be part of an organization that has become such a respected name in the craft distilling industry,” shares Harris. “We have exciting developments in store for Watershed’s bourbon offerings in 2021, and I’m looking forward to making bourbon in the Buckeye state.”
The distillery celebrated its 10-year anniversary as an independent Ohio craft distillery in 2020 and has some “special releases in store in 2021,” according to the brand.
Earlier this year, we reviewed Watershed’s and named it one of the best bottled old fashioneds around. Made from Bourbon, bitters, sugar, and cherry juice, the Columbus-based distillery keeps the ingredients simple and the proof high. Watershed uses their own Bourbon, which turns out to be pretty darn good, the cherry juice is also made in house.
For more information on Watershed Distillery, head over to the official website.