Monday, March 9, 2015
Joel Elder Out at Tuthilltown
On Saturday, we reported on John Lunn's departure from George Dickel and Marianne Barnes leaving Brown-Forman. Now it's the turn of micro-distillery pioneer Tuthilltown, in New York, which is losing its chief distiller, Joel Elder.
Elder is leaving Tuthilltown to start his own craft distilling and progressive agriculture consultancy. He's calling it Quinta Essentia Alchemy.
Elder began in 2000 as an apprentice brewer at McCoy’s Public House in Kansas City, Missouri. He then went on what he calls “an agricultural apprenticeship journey” that led him to Tuthilltown. He has been chief distiller there for seven years.