About Greg Moore – Chief Distiller
The team at Flying Ace Farm has wide and diverse professional backgrounds. Greg Moore, a local of Loudoun County, brings a wealth of experience to the distillery operations here at Flying Ace Farm – and we know you would benefit from learning a bit about him. So, check out the following bio on Greg, and be sure to say hello at your next visit.
Bio and Professional Background
- Born and raised in Loudoun County
- Worked on several local farms as a teen, including a few in Lovettsville
- Attended Pennsylvania College of Technology 1999 – 2005
- Graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Management Technology and a minor In Race Car Construction
- 2005, Moved back home and married my high school sweetheart, Jennifer Worcester in 2006 and eventually added 2 boys to the mix.
- 2005- Started as Shop Manager at Fastlane Emergency Vehicles, where we upfit specialty vehicles for local and Federal Gov’t agencies.
The Shift to Distillery Operations
– 2011- Started working at Catoctin Creek Distillery, sweeping floors and giving tours for free at first. Eventually, after a couple of months, earned a full-time paying position as a Production Assistant. After a few short years, I earned the title of Distiller, under the direction of Chief Distiller, Rebecca Harris.
– While working for Catoctin Creek our business and products received numerous awards, here https://catoctincreekdistilling.com/about/awards, including two Double Gold awards. One for our 80 proof Rye Whisky at the 2018 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and one for our Cask Proof Rye Whisky at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Enter Flying Ace Farm
– 2020- Hadi Akkad, Pete Thomas, and Brian Jenkins offered me the position of Chief Distiller at Flying Ace Farm, where I oversee all distillery operations and have been given the opportunity to make a delicious Bourbon from Bloody Butcher corn grown right here on our farm. It was like leaving the nest and coming home at the same time. I love these people and I love this place. Coming to work here is like coming to work at the Willy Wonka Whisky Factory.
Freedom to Craft and Create
I fell in love with the craft distilling/spirits industry for so many reasons, it’s a fun mix of art meets biology, meets mechanical engineering, meets flying by the seat of your pants. One of my favorite quotes about this industry is “This is where we f#@k around and find out” ~author unknown. In other words, we have the freedom to try different things that don’t necessarily conform to the industry standards of the big guys. We get to play more but we also have to make a product that can compete on the shelves with the likes of Bulliet, Buffalo Trace, and so on.
Another aspect of this industry that I can not overlook is the people. The people that own and operate these small distilleries come from all walks of life but the thing that all of them seem to have in common is the comradery and mutual respect for one another. We are all willing to help one another out and give each other advice when it’s requested even if it happens to be coming from a competing distillery.
I have had the good fortune of working for and with many of these people over the past 10 years and have forged numerous life-long friendships as a result.
Discover Flying Ace Farm
There has never been a better time to discover Flying Ace Farm – we invite you and your friends to visit our wonderful space in Lovettsville, VA. Expand your horizons with flavors, fun, music, and more.