Ian Macleod Distillers


Are you an experienced, passionate and creative mixologist, who has also led a successful bar team in the delivery of day to day operations all within premium hospitality venues?

Is gin your thing?

Can we further whet your appetite and tantalise those taste buds by giving you a chance to be part of something truly unique and very special… the opportunity to lead our brand-new, premium visitor bar experience in the heart of Edinburgh!


Setting the Scene…

Born in 2010, Edinburgh Gin is distilled in our capital city and represents one of the most varied and vibrant gin ranges in the world!

We are known for our wonder-filled gin and truly engaging and innovative distillery tours and experiences, having been consistently rated on Trip Advisor as part of Scotland’s top tourist attractions! Not one for ‘resting on our laurels’, in January 2024 we closed the doors to our Edinburgh Gin West End Distillery and Hanover Street retail shop in preparation for our extraordinary next chapter…

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, excitement is distilling as we look forward to opening our brand-new, state-of-the-art Edinburgh Gin Distillery at the Arches on East Market Street slap bang in the centre of Edinburgh. This is where tradition meets innovation and the art of gin-making is to be celebrated amidst breath-taking views of Edinburgh’s skyline. Our ongoing investment is a true testament to our commitment to provide our visitors with the best possible Edinburgh Gin experience.

With plans to welcome visitors from Autumn 2024, our new Brand Home is more than just a distillery; it’s a place where stories are told, where touches of wonder and experiences are shared, and where the spirit of Edinburgh comes alive.

As we embark on this next evolution of our Edinburgh Gin journey, fuelled by our passion for gin and dedication to excellence, we are now looking for kindred spirits to join us at this truly exciting time…


Our opportunity…

At the heart of our brand, product and experience are our people – it’s our people who make all of the magic happen! A critical element to our success will be ensuring we have the right team in place, leading the way and delivering exceptional experiences.

In this first wave of our recruitment activities, we are delighted to now welcome interest in an opportunity not to be sniffed at… our brand new role of Bar Manager!

This is a unique brand-new opportunity for someone to join our on-site management team. As Bar Manager, you will lead the bar team and its daily operation which will support the delivery of tours, experiences, events and trade visits. You will work with the site lead (Brand Homes Manager) to create a culture of excellence and lead by example, to ensure we provide exceptional visitor experiences which exceed expectations. With a measure of creativity, a dash of mixology and a blend of in-depth product knowledge, you will help showcase the Brand and design our drinks menu, building brand engagement, supporting the on site teams and our central Edinburgh Gin brand and marketing team to build and deliver a strategic vision for the Brand Home bar, with profitability and commercial viability at the core. As a key member of the Edinburgh Gin team, you will act as a core and integral ambassador for Edinburgh Gin, engaging with our key trade customers by hosting on site events and delivering training on our serve suggestions. We are also looking for candidates who have an avid interest in building professional networks in the industry and developing engaging and awe inspiring bar focussed and experiential social media presence in support of Edinburgh Gin.

If all of this sounds like a bit of you then let’s talk! Head over to our careers portal where you can view more details of this wonder-filled opportunity and apply direct.


***Please note that this role is not sponsored and therefore requires candidates to already have full eligibility to live and work in the UK***


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