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Vacancy – Assistant Distiller – CLOSED

April 24, 2018
Assistant Distiller

Sipsmith was started in 2009 by our founders Fairfax and Sam with the mission to open the first copper distillery in London in almost 200 years and bring London dry gin back to its home. Since then we’ve grown tremendously, acquiring new stills and moving premises to a new site in Chiswick, West London. We’ve recently joined forces with Beam Suntory, a company which values heritage and craftsmanship as much as we do, and now sit alongside global brands such as Jim Beam, Courvoisier and Yamazaki. We now need an extra pair of hands to help craft our spirits with uncompromising quality.

We are looking for a vibrant, enthusiastic individual with experience in quality control to work in our growing distilling team. The perfect candidate will be someone who is superbly organised, with strong communication skills and who can stay calm under pressure. You will start off working under the guidance of our Head of Production and Distillery Manager but will progress to distilling unsupervised on shift to meet our growing production requirements.

Title: Assistant Distiller

Report to: Distillery Manager

Based at: Sipsmith Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, London W4 2LJ

Salary: Competitive, with bonus + benefits

Key Responsibilities:

– Running and maintaining our three beautiful stills

– Ensuring our gin is of uncompromising quality

Essential Skills:

– Excellent computer and numeracy, Excel etc.

– Strong organisational and communication skills

Character Traits:

–Practical, Calm under pressure and eager to learn

– Warm and approachable


–A background in science or engineering, a degree is preferable but not mandatory

– Experience working at a distillery/brewery/winery or in quality control would be a huge benefit

How to apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected] to include in a couple of sentences:

1. Why you think you’d fit seamlessly into our team

2. An example of when you have made something exceptional

3. What quirky added extra will you bring to the team

Closing date for applications: CLOSED

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