Log Still Distillery in Gethsemane, Nelson County, Kentucky, continues to build out its leadership team. The picturesque distillery sitting on a 300-plus-acre campus has announced the hiring of spirits industry homeplace veteran Meredith Moody as its Chief Experience Officer.
In her new role, Moody will work to create memorable experiences for visitors to Dant Crossing’s campus and its many amenities, including outdoor performance venue the Amp, recently opened event venue The Legacy and the many on-site lodgings such as The Homestead Bed and Breakfast.
Moody is 15-year veteran in the distilled spirits world most recently serving as the Homeplace Development Director at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. To help put this in perspective, Buffalo Trace Distillery reported welcoming 340,000 guests in 2021. In addition to Buffalo Trace, she was also responsible for other Sazerac properties including Barton 1792 Distillery, A. Smith Bowman Distillery, The Sazerac House, The Old Montreal Distillery in Quebec and Sazerac de Segonzac in France.
Log Still Distillery Continues to Build Leadership Team
Log Still Distillery Founder J.W. ‘Wally’ Dant III is a serial entrepreneur that has a track record of building successful businesses. Over the last 10 years Dant created and sold multiple businesses including myNEXUS and BonusBev. He announced the creation of Log Still Distillery to be built on his family’s ancestral grounds in June 2019.
DistilleryTrail recently spoke with Dant at the opening of The Legacy, their wedding and event venue. At that time, Moody had just started in her new job. Dant shared his hiring philosophy while preparing to cut the ribbon for The Legacy.
“Hiring people that are smarter than me has been a philosophy of mine that I learned early on in my entrepreneur career. Following this makes for much more successful company. As a leadership team together, we can do more than just one alone.” – J.W. ‘Wally’ Dant III
“There’s no one better than Meredith when it comes to developing memorable experiences that keep guests coming back time and again,” said Dant. “With her leadership, we will continue to create a world-class guest experience at Dant Crossing and Log Still Distillery that honors faith, family and community. We are humbled and grateful to have her join the team.”
Moody’s hiring comes on the heels of hiring world-renowned Chef David Danielson to lead food and dining on campus.
“It’s thrilling to join a team that is creating a visitor experience from the ground up,” Moody said. “The Dants are building something unlike anything seen before in Kentucky. I’m excited to bring their vision to life and further establish Dant Crossing and Log Still Distillery as premier destinations for the entire family, whether you’re visiting from next door, across the state or throughout the region.”
This summer will bring even more developments to Log Still Distillery and Dant Crossing, including a new season of concerts at 2,000-seat outdoor music venue The Amp, new lodging options and the opening of the distillery itself, which will start production as early as July.
Moody will oversee the launch of several upcoming campus amenities, including new lodging options, a private train depot and a full-service farm-to-table restaurant.
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