Head Distiller - Whiskey

Ireland ref: 1491

Our client are a multi-grain craft distillery located in Ireland with a focus on flavour and a range of distillates. They are now looking to recruit a Head Distiller who will will lead production at the distillery and will have a wide-ranging remit including all aspects of whiskey distillation, procurement of raw materials including casks, quality control and technical services.

This is a senior position assuming responsibility for the entirety of the process, brewing and distilling, working with the Master Distiller/Blender on maturation, cask selection, vatting and bottling. It will be the Head Distiller’s role to assist with flavour development in achieving the profiles true to the distillery’s vision and values.

The Head Distiller will be an important face of the brand too, supporting marketing and the visitor centre. The role will report to both the Master Distiller and the senior management team.

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • Senior distilling role experience – managing production and staff
  • Degree in distillation preferred or other related discipline
  • Well-developed sensory skills and scientific, technical knowledge
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Capability to motivate team members to go above & beyond in pursuit of excellence
  • Managerial skills required- methodical, logical, organised and efficient who can work on own initiative with high levels of attention to detail
  • Innovative with a creative mind set
  • Good computer literacy and mathematical skills. Proficient in Excel

For more information, please contact Julie Carling at The Carling Partnership,


Telephone: +44 (0)1483 893 100.

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