Master Distiller Alex Castle describes herself as “a restless experimenter.” Alex’s drive to explore, innovate and experiment has resulted in carefully-crafted spirits that we’re proud to offer. From our 44% rye bourbon mashbill to our use of the rare Honeybell orange to elevate vodka to something truly unique, we’re always in pursuit of inventive ways to push beyond the usual—and into the extraordinary.
After a high school discussion with her mother about her eventual career, Alex resolved to become a master distiller or brewmaster—a path she never strayed from. Alex’s journey began at the University of Kentucky, where she earned her degree in chemical engineering. After school, Alex landed at the renowned Wild Turkey Distillery, in the heart of Kentucky’s bourbon belt, as a production supervisor. Her education and experience in the spirits industry made her a natural fit when cousins Alex and Chris Canale sought to revive their great-great grandfather’s long-dormant spirits brand in 2015. As Old Dominick’s Head Distiller, Alex was instrumental in the development of the distillery facilities and the production of the first spirits to roll off the line. In January 2019, Alex was promoted to Master Distiller, a testament to her passion and dedication to craft. In December 2019, she was promoted again to Master Distiller and Senior Vice President. August 2020, sbe was elected as the first female President of the Tennessee Distillers Guild.