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Technical Distiller

Two large stills in a distillery plant

Technical Distillers are in charge of the entire distillation process of a variety of spirits. In small sites this involves more hands on work, whilst in large sites many functions are automated.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salaries for technical distillers are in the range £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £35,000 a year. A master distiller can earn up to around £60,000 a year or more.

Conditions

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
10176
2.3 %
RISE
2029
10406
  United Kingdom
2024
125592
3.3 %
RISE
2029
129749

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of Jameson

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Brewing and Distilling
Tel: 020 7499 8144
Website: http://www.ibd.org.uk
Twitter: @IBDHQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBDHQ

Scotch Whisky Association
Tel: 0131 222 9200
E-mail: info@swa.org.uk
Website: https://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk
Twitter: @scotchwhiskyswa

Find out more about the Scottish Whisky industry and how whisky is made.

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