J.J. PFISTER MASTER DISTILLER
Brian Keck, J.J. Pfister’s Master Distiller, has a passion for creating unique, high quality organic craft spirits. Brian combines two degrees in chemistry, a Master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, the premier program for winemaking in the world, with a number of real world experiences to bear in his unique approach to fermentation and distillation.
With extensive training in sensory analysis, Brian works diligently to perfect and make refine cuts in the distillation process and create premium spirits. Before focusing on craft spirits, Brian spent valuable time in both craft brewing and wine making to expand his talents and experience.
At the J.J. Pfister Distilling Company, Brian is joined by two distillers, Chris Johnson and Mike Moore. With a Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, Chris brings his knowledge of winemaking production and winemaking analysis as well as his experience working as an enologist at two premier Napa Valley wineries to craft spirits. Mike Moore graduated from UC Davis with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education, and brings his analytical skills, precision and rigor to the distillation team.
The J.J. Pfister Distilling team combines the art and science of distilling to create premium craft spirits.
J.J. Pfister Master Distillers Featured in UC Davis Magazine
Dive into ‘Good Spirits,’ a featured article by UC Davis Magazine, where the spotlight shines on JJ Pfister Distilling’s journey of crafting exceptional spirits. The piece delves into the distillery’s commitment to quality, innovation, and community, highlighting its deep roots in the UC Davis heritage and its bold strides in sustainable distillation.