Distiller sought for remote Raasay

Scotch whisky producer R&B Distillers is on the hunt for a distiller to join one of Scotland’s newest and most remote distilleries on Raasay, an island on the West Coast near Skye.

R&B Distillers, founded by Alasdair Day and Bill Dobbie, is in the process of building a new distillery on Raasay, which has a population of just 120 people.

The company is turning Borodale House, a derelict Victorian hotel on the Isle of Raasay, into a distillery and visitor centre, with production expected to begin as early as this summer.

It will be the island’s first legal distilling facility.

A formal qualification in distilling and practical experience is required for the new role, as is an “enthusiasm for the multifariousness of island life”.

R&B Distillers has already launched several whiskies, including Raasay While We Wait single malt and Borders Highland single grain.

Applications for the distiller position have already been received from around the world, including hopefuls in Africa and Canada, and can be made here. The deadline is 24 February.

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