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Gill looks after the day to day accounts, the increasingly complex logistics and supports the stock movement for the many events that the distillery attends.  She somehow manages all this working part-time in the Grantown on Spey office. How did you get involved in the drinks industry? I enjoy part-taking in a wee tipple or two, so when the post to join the Shetland Distillery team in Grantown came up, I had to jump at the chance. What do you enjoy most about working for Shetland Distillery? Producing a unique and award winning Gin is a great start, However working...

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We haven’t worked out Ian’s actual job title, because he is a man of many talents that is vital in a small and developing business.  He mainly covers in-house design work for all promotional material, photography, stock movement & also deals admirably with future brides wanting personalised miniatures for favours!  He doubles up as a brand ambassador when required, but usually works day to day in the Grantown on Spey office.  How did you get involved in the drinks industry? I was working for the Saxa Vord Resort mainly in the Grantown office but I also spent several months in...

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One of the newest members of the team James is the Business Development Director. Based in Edinburgh, James looks after expanding our sales both in the UK and abroad. He also assists with branding & product development. How did you get involved in the drinks industry? After time in both the Royal Hong Kong Police and with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders my first job in the drinks industry was with Corney & Barrow one of the oldest wine merchants in the UK. I then worked as the Wine Development Manager for Matthew Clark in Scotland before setting up the...

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Kim works part time with the Company preparing our management accounts. How did you get involved in the drinks industry? I met Debbie Strang (co-owner and Director) through a mutual friend at a dance class and we kept in touch.  I remember being amazed at her and her husband’s drive for new business ventures.  When I was offered a post within accounts for Shetland Reel I jumped at the chance.  One of my first days involved (apart from accounts) tasting and helping name a new cocktail and I knew I was going to enjoy my time at Shetland Reel! What...

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Luke heads up production and works full-time in the business.  He is based in the distillery in Unst, Shetland. Luke takes the distilled product, reduces it, bottles and labels it. His attention to detail is second to none and he is the main reason our bottles are so well presented. He also keeps everything ticking over should Mark, the Manager be on holiday or working away from the distillery. He enjoys working as a team with Mark and the challenge that working in the UK’s most Northerly distillery brings. How did you get involved in the drinks industry? At the...

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