from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that distills, as a condenser.
  • noun One that makes alcoholic liquors by the process of distillation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An apparatus for distilling water.
  • noun One who or that which distils; one whose occupation is to extract spirit by distillation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who distills; esp., one who extracts alcoholic liquors by distillation.
  • noun The condenser of a distilling apparatus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who distills, especially alcoholic spirits or hard liquor by a process of distillation; a person who owns, works in or operates a distillery.
  • noun A device or apparatus that distills, a condenser; a still.
  • noun A company whose business is distilling, especially one that manufactures alcoholic spirits or liquor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who distills alcoholic liquors


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  • Mountain Dew at my Tennesee distiller is between 110 and 130 proof.

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  • But he was well known as a distiller around his native Parrottsville.

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  • The distiller is a practical chemist; and although he may never have studied chemistry in the schools, he cannot but have often thought of the theory of his operations.

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  • As master distiller for the American spirits maker Brown-Forman, Mr. Morris is charged with overseeing the production of a good, consistent bourbon whiskey—a surprisingly complex task because of the many things that can affect a whiskey's flavor, from the barrel in which it is stored to the crop of corn used to make it.

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  • On his way to becoming a master distiller he has done everything from sweep the floors to work in the company's sophisticated laboratory, breaking down the chemicals in alcohol.

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  • Mr. Hardiquest says that he will stock the kitchen's extra space with new equipment, like his own alcohol distiller, which he can use to conjure up homemade food essences.

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  • He has adapted a distiller created for the giant food conglomerate down the street, for example, so that it produces a clear, tasteless liquid that smells deeply and perfectly of the ingredient—lemon, strawberry, toasted bread—from which it is drawn.

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  • He returned to Brown-Forman in 1997 and became master distiller "upon the previous master distiller's retirement," in 2004.

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  • He attended Bellarmine University, in Louisville, Ky., where he studied business, and he eventually landed at United Distillers, where he worked his way up to be the master distiller of Rebel Yell, another bourbon.

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