MGP Names Its First Lead Master Distiller

MGP, which recently announced its acquisition of fellow spirits company Luxco, has also named their first Lead Master Distiller, Matt Greeno.

A leading supplier of American whiskey for many a private label, MGP is noted also for being a top producer of industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. Greeno is set to guide the company’s Master Distillers, process engineers and oversee technical processes across MGP distillery operations in Atchison, Kansas, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Washington, D.C.

MGP Lead Master Distiller, Matt Greeno.

MGP Lead Master Distiller, Matt Greeno (image via MGP)

Greeno will also ensure distillation quality, as well as support new product development for contract distilling customers and MGP Brands, including using his extensive knowledge and expertise to collaborate with MGP’s alcohol R&D and Innovations team to develop new product concepts, custom mash bills and distillates as the company expands its portfolio.

“Matt’s new role supports our strategy of developing ‘bench strength’ with MGP team members who are highly skilled in distilling and blending,” Vice President of Alcohol Sales and Marketing David Dykstra said in a prepared statement. “This allows us to serve customers of any size with quality spirits and, for those seeking to stand out in a crowded market, exceptional customized products.”

Greeno attained his Master Distiller certification from MGP in 2019, before obtaining his MBA degree in chemical engineering and physics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City last year. Shortly before his new promotion, Greeno worked as a Distillery Process Engineering Manager for the company.

“We look forward to even more collaborations between our talented Master Distillers and Master Blenders in 2021 and beyond to innovate with exciting new gins and whiskeys that will elevate our position in the marketplace,” added MGP Vice President of Brands Andy Mansinne. “Matt will play an important role in this evolution.”