Scotland ref: 1660

Based in Scotland, our client has an award-winning portfolio of home-grown and imported single malts and blends.
They are now looking to recruit a Whisky Maker, who as part of a team, will be responsible for delivering the entire product range for our client’s brand. The role will require ensuring that the whisky character and colour (natural) meet the tight specifications for each variant within the portfolio. The Whisky Maker role is part of the mastery team, who ultimately sign off on product quality and stock usage.

Role scope:
As well as delivering on the annual bottling plan, the role will also involve developing new products for the range. A key focus will be to develop sustainable whiskies and associated whisky stories to support innovation.
The role also requires decisions on current stock usage and reservations for future years, with a forward-looking mindset. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the stock planning team and other whisky makers to select stock, assess each cask sample under strict sensory criteria, and make decisions about usage versus reservations.
In addition, the role will also deliver specific projects around stock quality, cask and supplier performance, innovations for new product development, and be a key member of the site’s sensory panel.

Knowledge & Experience
• Degree level Education and experience in the spirits industry, in a liquid quality/ blending capacity commensurate to this level of role
• Highly developed and demonstrable nosing and tasting skills, including descriptive capability (i.e. tasting notes), for both mature and new make spirits
• Fundamental understanding of the entire whisky process, from new make spirit quality, through to cask quality and maturation environment, to final preparation for bottling
• Ability to work with data and associated ability to present/ communicate effectively to an audience
• Competent in leading, presenting and reporting on projects
• Experienced in C&E compliance
• Media Trained/ experience in media events, and excellent communicator
• Working under pressure with determination, resilience, and persistence
• Ability to coach/share experience with less senior members of the WM team, displaying leadership qualities

Applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK only please.

For more information, please contact Julie Carling at The Carling Partnership,
Tel +44 (0)1483893100.


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