The Scotch Whisky Training School combines the serious business of Scotland’s National Drink with a large dram of fun. There are several sections covering all aspects of Scotch Whisky, and a mixture of hands on activities and different learning styles to impart the valuable knowledge in an entertaining and memorable way.
Participants are welcomed for morning coffee in the vault of The Scotch Whisky Experience, which contains the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, before being tutored on whisky production. After a mid-morning break (for delicious scones!), there’s a session on the difference between Scotch whisky and its fellow spirits, followed by a history of Scotland’s national drink, and a fun team quiz.
After a delicious lunch in the venue’s renowned restaurant ‘Amber’ (read our review here), it’s time for a tutored tasting, followed by the opportunity to mix single malt and grain whisky to create your own personal blend! This is followed by a session on selling and serving Scotch whisky, which is ideal for industry professionals, but also surprisingly fascinating for enthusiasts as well.
The day finishes with the tough part, the ‘Certificate of Expertise in the Sales and Service of Scotch Whisky’ examination! But fear not those who are feeling a little anxious, the results of this 40-minute exam are totally private, and candidates are informed of the result and awarded their certificate by post.
You retain all the course materials for future reference, and take away your personal blend as a souvenir.
The Scotch Whisky Training School at The Scotch Whisky Experience is the only course recognised by the Scotch whisky industry and is suitable for whisky novices as well as those looking to expand their knowledge.
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