brummage wrote:Having just returned from holiday in Scotland and having visited a couple of distilleries, the overriding picture I got was that generally people stay in their positions for a very long time or until retirement in the industry. I would therefore imagine that positions come up rarely. Good luck with your quest though.
That's not quite right. There is a significant amount of rotation in distillery management and there are almost 100 distilleries so positions do come up fairly regularly, although they are sought after.
Jonny McM wrote:from what I understand you need a technical, chemical or brewing and distilling degree to get a job in Whisky production... but what about the sales side or management side? How do you get a position as trainee distillery manager?
You seem to be under the impression that distillery management is a non-technical role. That is not accurate. In modern whisky production it is the chemists that are getting the management roles. You should be ok in sales though.