Dream job with Isle of Raasay Distillery up for grabs 

A picturesque Scottish island whisky and gin distillery is hiring.

Published 11th Jan 2021
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

A dream job for any whisky fan is up for grabs as the Isle of Raasay Distillery is looking to hire a distillery operator.

If you're a whisky fan keen to get involved in the process of making our national drink, then the team at the Isle of Raasay Distillery wants to hear from you as they're on the hunt for a distillery operator.

The island distillery recently celebrated bottling their first whisky release - they also produce a gin.

The job at Raasay Distillery, which is shift based, is to help with the production, casking, warehousing and bottling of the spirit.

Raasay Distillery is expanding its maturation and bottling facilities, which is why the role has been created.

The job advert states that "all training will be provided but a demonstrable track record of developing new skills would be advantageous.

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"Raasay Distillery is a growing business with many exciting opportunities in the coming years for staff to develop and progress."

Those keen to apply should note that the experience required includes the ability to work s part of a team, good organisation skills, strong work ethic, good problem solving skills, and the ability and desire to learn new skills.

Situated on a small island, only 14 miles in length, lying just off the east coast of Skye, Raasay Distillery opened in 2017.

Upon opening, co-founder Alasdair Day described the completion of the project on Raasay as a “dream come true” before adding: “It is the location; an island off an island with complex geology, water and island climate with probably the best views form any distillery in Scotland, that makes Raasay ideal for our innovative Scotch whisky distillery.”

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 18 January and interested parties can apply online here.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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