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THE FOUNDERS

We are Patrick & Ian and we grew up together in Edinburgh. Many years ago we shared a flat in London and began to develop a mutual passion for whisky. Ian became a wine merchant, Paddy became an accountant, but all the while we were developing plans to build a distillery in our home town.

Our 6 year (and counting) journey to build this distillery began on a sofa, as two whisky fans who dreamt of making their own single malt. We've got this far thanks to the generosity and passion of scores of whisky industry veterans, visionary investors and highly supportive colleagues, friends and family.


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THE GIN DISTILLER

James Porteous studied his craft at the Heriot Watt’s world leading International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) where he graduated top of his year, winning the Brewer's Company Award and the Allied Brewery Traders Association Prize, and then going on to win the Watt Club postgraduate medal. He went on to found the Electric Spirit Company where his incredible Achroous Gin caught our attention. We‘re very excited to have him on our team.


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THE WHISKY PIONEER

Victoria Muir-Taylor is another award winning graduate of Heriot Watt’s ICBD and is leading our research programme into the role of yeasts and fermentation in Scotch Whisky production. She previously studied the potential for non-conventional yeast species in low alcohol beer, trained as a brewer with Edinburgh’s excellent Stewart Brewing, and most recently was a distiller at the awesome Glasgow Distillery.

Victoria’s work is at the core of our mission to expand the horizons of Scotch Whisky and we enjoy listening to her using words that we don’t understand.


THE ARCHITECTS

Picking the right people to design our building was one of the biggest decisions we faced. Then we met a man called Stefano Faiella who seemed to be as passionate about our project as we were.

Threesixty Architecture have been given an ambitious design brief. We want our building to do a lot of things, and we want it to be beautiful. Stefano, Rolf, Neal and Grace are currently hard at work to make that happen.


THE JOBS

Assistant Distiller/Distillery Ambassador

Location: The Tower Street Stillhouse, Leith, Edinburgh

After a full year of product development, we are launching our Lind & Lime gin at the end of November 2018.

We are now seeking an Assistant Distiller to join our team. This aspect of the role will cover the full production process, from procurement of raw materials through to production, packaging and dispatch to our warehouse. The successful candidate is intended to become our principle Gin Distiller over the course of 6 months.

However, the job doesn’t stop there. As a start-up enterprise, we need every staff member to bring a range of skills to our company, and the successful candidate, working closely with the rest of the team, will be required to take a lead in the marketing and sales of Lind & Lime Gin by running trade and consumer events, as well as assisting in the distribution of our other products in the UK and abroad.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our company at the very start of our journey. Success will lead to further and diverse opportunities with us in the future, but to get there, you need to be a self-starter with a start-up attitude.


Essential Skills

  • Brewing & Distilling Qualification.

  • Experience of working in a commercial distillery operation.

  • Self-starter attitude with an ability to take full grasp of this opportunity.

  • An uncompromising attention to detail.

  • Ability to slot into a small and proactive team.

  • Full driver’s licence.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, to attend weekend/evening trade events.

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Desirable

  • Proven ability to undertake sales and knowledge of the spirits distribution marketplace.

  • Bar/Cocktail experience or wine and spirit retail experience.

  • Willingness to undertake foreign travel on the company’s behalf.

  • Foreign Languages.

  • Adobe Creative Suite or interest in design.

 

Salary/Benefits

  • £22,000 per annum + Bonus

  • 25 days annual leave + public holidays

  • Company discount scheme for friends and family

  • Employee options pool available for outstanding staff.

To apply, please send a CV & Cover Letter to hello@leithdistillery.com. Closing date for applications is 30/11/18.