Distillery Operator (Rosebank)

Organisation: Ian MacLeod Distillers

Location: Falkirk

Do you have a passion for Whisky and a background in Distillery Production?…then we’d love to hear from you…

In the heart of Falkirk, you’ll find the newly revived and truly iconic, Rosebank Distillery!

For those who don’t know our story, Rosebank was revered by whisky connoisseurs the world over as the ‘King of the Lowlands’. There was a beautiful juxtaposition in one of the lightest, most floral Scotch whiskies ever, being distilled in Scotland’s heavy industry central belt. This contrast was reflected in the unique production technique of marrying worm tub condensers and triple distillation… resulting in light/full contrast in flavour, making it a category defining Lowland single malt Scotch whisky.

The early 1990s were a dark time for many in the industry as global whisky sales were in sharp decline. As a casualty of this era, Rosebank then sadly closed its doors in 1993. Fast forward however to 2017… we (Ian Macleod Distillers) acquired the site and brand, and wholeheartedly committed to breathe new life into the buildings and their surrounding community.

In the summer 2023, after over 30 years of closure, we were delighted to start distilling at Rosebank again – a very special moment indeed!


Our opportunity…

With production now in full swing, we are looking for an experienced Distillery Operator to join our established Rosebank Production team on a full-time, permanent basis.

We’re looking for candidates who share our passion for whisky and love for the industry, professionals with positive attitudes and good work ethics. As Distillery Operator you will report to the Production Team Leader and Distillery Manager and will be responsible for ensuring we produce high quality liquid in the time honoured traditions of Rosebank.

Meeting production targets and maintaining the distillation process and equipment to maximise performance, ensuring full compliance with all legal requirements and company standards will all be key requirements of these roles. As a true ambassador of Rosebank you will represent our brand at all times and will occasionally be required to interact with visitors, customers and other external parties, such as contractors, who attend to the distillery.

For this role, we are ideally looking for candidates with previous experience in a similar role within the whisky and spirits industry. Candidates should have breadth and depth of both practical and theoretical technical experience. The successful candidate will be a strong team player, working collaboratively with their colleagues to achieve common goals, whilst also having the ability to work independently, using their own initiative and making suggestions to improve processes. It is requirement that applicants hold a full clean UK driving licence.

The role will also involve the administration of documentation and all internal communications and HR systems are fully self serve, therefore candidates must be computer literate and have experience using Excel and other technology and systems at work. An understanding of all statutory and company regulations relating to health, safety, HMRC and environmental issues is also desirable.

Rosebank is located in the heart of Falkirk. As this role will involve shift working patterns and will require flexibility, it is a requirement for applicants to live within a reasonable commuting distance to the distillery and have regular access to their own transport. To note, the hiring managers will discuss the shift pattern with those who are invited to interview.


Next steps…

So… if you feel you have all the skills and experiences that we are looking for, combined with a positive attitude and passion for Rosebank, then we would love to hear from you!

Please note, this is an open application window therefore we may close the advert at any point depending on the candidate applications received, so our recommendation is that you apply early to ensure you do not miss out.

***no agency contact***


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Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD) are proud members of the Scotch Whisky Association, Drink Aware and the Portman Group. In our individual IMD way, we endeavour to follow best practice to help shape our commitment to wider social responsibility and industry standards. We are advocates of promoting responsible selling and consumption of alcohol.