We have begun an international search to recruit for an exciting new role which we believe is the best job in the world.


The role is for an Assistant Distillery Manager and Master Blender, working alongside our current Master Distiller. The position will be based at our brand new NZ $30 million dollar Scapegrace Distillery, set to open in May on the shores of the beautiful Lake Dunstan in Central Otago, New Zealand.

The position will play a pivotal role in the production of Scapegrace’s portfolio of premium spirits and will be responsible for contributing to the strategic single malt direction for their new world whisky’s.

The role involves a combination of technical expertise, sensory evaluation, and creative innovation and will lead the cask, sensory and blending strategy. Scapegrace is open to candidates applying from New Zealand and all over the world, in order to find the best person for the job. 

The chosen candidate will need to have five years experience in distilling whisky, and bring equal parts craft and passion to the job.  

“This is the chance to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and work in a state-of-the-art facility, helping to carve a path globally for New Zealand spirits”

 “During your days at work you’ll be collaborating with the Scapegrace team in a world-leading distillery to create the unique and high quality blends that we’re known for worldwide. On your days off you’ll be skiing in the nearby mountains, boating on the lake and enjoying New Zealand’s world famous nature. This truly is the best job in the world.”

Scapegrace Co-Founder Daniel McLaughlin.