Access to a magical place such as a distillery is hard to come by, so when the chance arose to apply for the Jameson Graduate Programme, I was not going to miss it. Coming from a Process Engineering background, the Jameson Distillery fulfilled all my expectations of new hi-tech equipment and all things pot stills, pumps and pipes. So far I have been involved in improving fermentation yields, conducting trials in the lab, and commissioning new equipment. It’s fair to say, you could find me anywhere on site. The Jameson distillery is steeped in history and tradition. My colleagues have a great sense of pride in their work and their craftsmanship is everything to aspire to. And now, with the newly launched Micro Distillery, training and learning the craft of Irish whiskey is second to none.
It’s a fantastic place to practice your skills, both interpersonal and technical. There is a great social aspect to my role also, from conducting whiskey tastings to attending whiskey fairs; it really is a brilliant kick-start to your career.