Whisky fans can now apply for two jobs at one of Edinburgh's newest distilleries.

Holyrood Distillery in Edinburgh is currently hiring senior and trainee distillers – ideal posts for whisky lovers and those with a passion for the drinks industry.

The distillery, which opened in 2019, was the first single malt whisky distillery in centre of Edinburgh for almost 100 years.

Now the team at Holyrood Distillery are hiring distillers to help create the first single malt from the distillery.

Posting on their social media, the team wrote: “Know your speciality malts and yeast strains?

“Love whisky and want to make exciting new spirits in a dynamic distillery based in the heart of Scotland’s capital? You could be just who we’re looking for!”

The trainee distiller should have a strong interest in the distilling and brewing industry will work shifts at the distillery, from mashing through to distillation, under the supervision of senior staff.

The job ad states: “Holyrood, located in the heart of Edinburgh, is a highly creative distillery, focused on creating spirits which are exceptionally delicious. In its single malt programme, Holyrood works with specialty malts, yeasts and different cask types to create unique single malts.”

The successful candidate is described as having: “excellent verbal communication skills, great attention to detail, be organised and efficient, good problem solving skills and mechanical aptitude, and be willing to muck in and help out with other parts of the business where required.”

The deadline for this role is 26 February and more information can be found here.

Those interested in the senior distiller job should contact Holyrood Distillery directly.

The distillery, which will produce single malt whisky alongside a range of gins and gin liqueurs, has been built in a former railway goods shed dating back to 1831.

Located on the edge of Holyrood Park and close to popular Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues The Pleasance and George Square, the new distillery is within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions, including The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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