Recruitment drive launched in bid to find new Clydeside distillery team

A new distillery which is being built on the banks of the river Clyde in Glasgow has launched an intensive recruitment drive to find its distillery team and visitor centre staff.

Published 2nd Aug 2017
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Clydeside Distillery, which is due to start production and open its doors to the public later this year, will see the iconic Pumphouse between the Riverside Museum and SEC transformed into Glasgow's second single malt distillery, complete with an interactive whisky experience and visitor centre with specialist whisky shop and café.

Following the appointment of industry veteran Alistair McDonald as new distillery manager, the company behind the project say their attention has now moved on to growing the wider distillery and visitor centre team with over 20 positions to fill in the coming weeks and months.

Skilled Process Operators are required who will oversee the whole whisky production process, from mashing and fermentation, to distilling and cask filling.

From retail and café managers in the visitor centre, to housekeeping staff and administrative roles, a full list of available positions can be found on the distillery’s website.

A number of distillery tour guides will also be recruited to escort the thousands of visitors expected through the brand new interactive whisky experience. Previous hospitality experience and a love of whisky are essential.

Bridgeen Mullen, visitor centre manager at The Clydeside Distillery, said: “We’re at an exciting milestone in the project as we start to create our own team of whisky enthusiasts. We have a number of varied roles available, both in the visitor centre and more technical roles in the production areas.

“The Clydeside Distillery will be an exceptional addition to Glasgow’s visitor attractions, one where we will be able to tell the story of the city’s influence on Scotland’s whisky industry while preserving the heritage of one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.”

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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