Born and bred in Indiana, Dan McKee moved to Kentucky to pursue his dream – becoming a whiskey maker.
Starting as a distillery operator at Jim Beam, he was soon promoted to be distillery supervisor at the company's Booker Noe distillery. During his time there, he worked with Pam Heilmann, who later became Michter's master distiller. When Pam started looking for an assistant, he was the obvious choice.
At Michter's he worked with Pam and master of maturation Andrea Wilson to supervise the construction of the company's Shively Distillery. Now, with Pam Heilmann retiring, he is stepping up to take her place as the company's master distiller, and is working to bring the Michter's Fort Nelson distillery online, further expanding Michter's capacity to make whiskey, and delving into the history of the brand.