The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Scapegrace Distilling Co recruiting for new Master Blender

Scapegrace Distilling Co has begun an international search to recruit for the new role of Assistant Distillery Manager and Master Blender.

Working alongside their current Master Distiller, the position will be based at the brand-new $30 million Scapegrace Distillery, set to open in May on the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago.

“This is the chance to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and work in a state-of-the-art facility, helping to carve a path globally for New Zealand spirits,” says Scapegrace Co-Founder, Daniel McLaughlin.

“During your days at work you’ll be collaborating with the Scapegrace team in a world-leading distillery to create the unique and high-quality blends that we’re known for worldwide.

“On your days off you’ll be skiing in the nearby mountains, boating on the lake and enjoying New Zealand’s world-famous nature. This truly is the best job in the world.”

The position will play a pivotal role in the production of Scapegrace’s portfolio of premium spirits and will be responsible for contributing to the strategic single malt direction for their new world whiskies.

The role involves a combination of technical expertise, sensory evaluation, and creative innovation and will lead the cask, sensory and blending strategy.

Scapegrace is open to candidates applying from New Zealand and all over the world. The chosen candidate will need to have five years experience in distilling whisky, and bring equal parts craft and passion to the job.

Interested candidates can apply here.

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