Calling all gin and whisky lovers! The Isle of Harris Distillery are on the hunt for a new Scottish brand ambassador.

Originally opened to produce a whisky, which is still maturing, the Isle of Harris Distillery is now extremely well known for its award-winning Harris Gin, and you could be in charge of creating (more demand) if you’re the successful applicant for the Scottish brand ambassador role.

Housed in a wonderfully collectible bottle – you may have seen these beauties transformed into lamp bases or just used as vases and water bottles – designed by the team at Stranger & Stranger, the colour and pattern reflect the rolling waves of the Harris coastline.

Scottish brand

Picture: Isle of Harris Distillery

Made using nine botanicals including locally-sourced sugar kelp, which gives the gin its unique coastal flavour, and produced using their small copper still – affectionately known as ‘The Dottach’ – Harris Gin has become one the best loved Scottish gins to be introduced in recent years.

The distillery also recently won Scottish Distillery of the Year at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards, and are now on the hunt for a Scottish brand ambassador.

The job, as with any brand ambassador role, will entail building partnerships with bars, restaurants and hotels, as well as raising the profile of the gin with creative events and marketing.


Candidates for this job must be “extremely self-motivated and organised with an ability to work alone on a daily basis.

“Applicants must also be knowledgeable about the gin category and have a strong understanding of the on-trade environment.”

So a general love of the gin is, sadly, not really enough.

The application deadline is 12 October, and the full job description can be read here.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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