Gin taster wanted: Is this the world's best job

You'll get to travel the UK and Europe choosing gin for the company


Is this the best job in the world?

A drinks company has advertised for a "gintern" to get paid £20,000 a year to travel Europe drinking gin.

Website ILoveGin closed the position in September, but they still haven't filled it after they were flooded with applications.

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One of the 4,000 that applied will get to set their own hours and travel the UK and the continent choosing gin for the company.

They won't find out if they're successful until the New Year though as the company said it couldn't "work through them all before Christmas."

ILoveGin told the Bristol Post: "We were so overwhelmed with demand, over 4,000 applicants, that we couldn't

"We're looking to re-start the (vetting) process and hire someone in early 2017.

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"We're looking for an enthusiastic gin-loving intern - 'Gintern' as we like to call it - who will be happy to spend their days trying new gins, new mixers, finding new brands to work with, visiting distilleries, pairing gins and "ginspiring" us with their new-found knowledge.

"The Gintern will get to travel around the UK and parts of Europe discovering new gins to work with and, of course, sampling them."

The new recruit will work remotely for two days a week, visit one or two new gin companies and the ILoveGin's London office once a month.

The requirements for the job were:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Live in the UK
  • Hold a driving licence
  • Love gin
  • Know a good G&T when you taste one

Drink your way around the world!

Drink your way around the world!