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Has anyone studied distilling on this forum

Postby Caledonia » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:54 pm


I have just (finally) finished my undergraduate study in Civil Engineering.

I am looking into transfering my degree to distilling based, I am aware of only Heriot Watts degree on brewing and distilling and have applied to the Postgrad course (hope i get on ... ), going to see department soon.

However has anyone else heard of any specific industry based courses, etc to attempt to start a career in the industry?

I have been looking at jobs with what engineering knowledge I have, sales my exp doesnt count ...and needless to say civil engineering aint too easy to apply to distilling.

Help would be appreciated, I have four years sales knowledge of whisky (specialist) and visited an ever increasing number of distilleries (not as much as u guys i know lol) and have a real enthusiasm to the industry I want to join, hence my problem of adapting my skills.

So any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Has anyone studied distilling on this forum

Postby ceedub » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:42 pm

Hello all,

I've searched high and low on the internet and this seems the best place to ask: what are the typical qualifications for gaining employment at a distillery? What level of chemistry is advantageous, and does home distilling experience help one's CV?



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Re: Has anyone studied distilling on this forum

Postby Scottie » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:56 pm

There has been quite a bit of recruitment by almost of all the whisky distilling companies in the last year or two and distilleries have been expanded or re-opened.
I know several guys who have been recruited and they range from no knowledge or experience to guys with Brewing or Distiiling Certificates.

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