Salary: Salary Band A - £20,000 to £27,000 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Our company values are at the foundation of everything we do.
We focus on products that we love.
We’re realistic.
We keep our conscience clear.
We achieve everything as a team.
We deal with the difficult stuff first.
We spend our money on the right things.
We invite our friends to parties.

2022 has already proven to be a very exciting year at Muckle Brig as we finally opened our new Lind & Lime Gin distillery on Coburg Street. This greatly enhanced our production capacity for gin, but also provided us with a superb new brand home where we now welcome visitors for weekly tours.

Moving forward, the Port of Leith Distillery will open in early 2023. Here we intend to make a remarkable new single malt Scotch whisky and become a major new tourism landmark in Edinburgh.

From a single person in a garden shed, our company has grown to include multiple sites, brands and a team of 34 (and growing) passionate and talented individuals.

We’re now beginning to piece together the team that will produce The Port of Leith Single Malt whisky. Reporting to the Head of Whisky, you will be part of the founding team that brings our distillery to life.

Responsible for hands-on production across all distillery functions

Ensure highest standards of quality and consistency of all new make spirits

Analyse mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes and collect relevant data

Be involved with stock auditing and quality control of raw materials, equipment and end products

Maintain compliance systems, especially Health & Safety, Environmental, HMRC, Quality and other standards

Be able to carry out Warehousing and Maturation operations

Prepared to work a 24/7 shift rota, over a 40-hour working week

Carry out routine maintenance of the plant based on internal maintenance schedule

Ensure housekeeping and upkeep of the production and maturation areas


IBD General Certificate in distilling preferred, not necessary

Degree or equivalent in any STEM fields preferred, not necessary

High attention to detail, especially to quality standards and compliance systems

Proactive, Continuous Improvement and problem-solving skills

Adapt to change in rapidly growing business

Proficiency in Microsoft applications desired

Technical and hands-on distilling or whisky maturation preferred, not necessary

Full, clean driving license

Application Deadline: Tuesday 31/01/2023