Do you have a thirst for knowledge?

Whisky enthusiasts and industry professionals can benefit from in-person access to the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s exciting and unique education offers which are fun, interactive and will enhance your appreciation of every dram you try.

These courses are particularly suitable for:

  • Whisky enthusiasts eager to improve their knowledge.
  • People seeking a career in the whisky industry, particularly hospitality or visitor centre staff.
  • People working in the drinks industry who are keen develop their knowledge in order to progress.
  • Enthusiasts wishing to develop their sensory analytical skills as well as for professionals who deliver whisky tastings and food pairing menus.

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The next Certificate course in Scotch whisky will be in Speyside on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 2oth March  – please contact me for details.

The Certificate in Scotch whisky consists of eight engaging modules designed to give you an independent, in-depth understanding of Scotch Whisky as a category.

In addition, it is fun, interactive and will enhance your appreciation of every dram you try.

The new Certificate in Sensory Appreciation consists of four interactive workshops.

Created by the EWA in conjunction with the celebrated whisky writer and chef, Martine Nouet [pictured here], these workshops focus on the sensory enjoyment and analysis of whisky and whisky food pairing.

Kirsty McKerrow, MD of the EWA said:

“Creating this course with Martine has been enormous fun.  Her knowledge and passion for food and whisky is evident throughout each workshop. The interactive nature of this course means that it can only be taught in-person.

Ann is our hand-picked, experienced and knowledgeable whisky education professional who can now offer this exclusive workshop in a classroom setting. This offers people the opportunity to develop their sensory skills, further strengthening the EWA’s position and reputation as the go-to Scotch whisky educator.”

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Next Certificate in Sensory Appreciation will be on Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 March  at Glen Dye Estate near Banchory  – please contact me for details

The Dram Queen and the Edinburgh Whisky Academy are serious about whisky education.

Ann is the EWA’s Approved Course Provider in Scotland and offers face to face practical tuition in their Certificate courses. 

Their innovative approach helps candidates to enjoy whisky, and to indulge their passion. The courses are intensive, immersive and industry relevant but most of all they are fun and engaging.

As well as a certificate of completion from both courses, you’ll come away knowing so much more about the golden spirit in your glass. Whether you consider yourself a whisky connoisseur or are simply curious to learn more, you’ll certainly get something out of the award-winning material and benefit too from the Dram Queen’s extensive industry expertise and engaging approach.

Edinburgh Whisky Academy is the only centre for Scotch whisky education approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Their certifications are the only formal professional qualification in the world for Scotch Whisky.

Find out more about Ann’s background and experience here:

https://www.edinburghwhiskyacademy.com/pages/blog?p=meet-the-educator-ann-miller

Certificate in Scotch Whisky

Ann provides an in-depth overview of Scotch Whisky as you explore the history and business of Scotch whisky as well as its legal requirements, before learning the whole production process from raw materials to bottling.

You will taste at least 15 different whisky samples during the course.

Topics include:

  • Historical Development of Distillation and Whisky
  • Business of Whisky
  • Raw Materials
  • Production Process
  • Batch Distillation Process
  • Maturation
  • Bottling
  • Grain Distillation
  • Blending Modules

A comprehensive folder of printed material is included.

This Certificate is especially suitable for:

  • Whisky enthusiasts eager to improve their knowledge of the wider Scotch whisky industry and its development
  • People seeking a career in the whisky industry, particularly hospitality
  • Aspiring or current staff of distillery visitor centres
  • People working in the drinks industry who are keen develop their knowledge in order to progress

Candidates will receive an EWA Certificate and a lapel badge.

Certificate in Sensory Appreciation

Ann will discuss the origins of flavour origination in the production and maturation process before testing their aroma recognition ability.

You will discover how to judge and score whiskies in an unbiased manner, using the newly created EWA Method of Sensory Analysis based on tasting a wide range of samples.

Topics include:

  • Flavour Origination
  • Aroma Recognition
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Seasons, Senses, Tastes & the Elements
  • Effect of Temperature
  • Blind Tasting Practical Assessment
  • Sensory Recognition Test

Join the course to learn how to categorise certain styles of whisky with seasonal foods before a blind tasting where you will use the knowledge developed during the workshops to create a distinct flavour profile and food pairing suggestion.

This Certificate is especially suitable for

  • Whisky enthusiasts wishing to develop their sensory analytical skills
  • Professionals who deliver whisky tastings and food pairing menus.

Candidates will receive an EWA Certificate and a lapel badge.

Practical Details

How long do the courses last?

The courses generally last 1.5 to 2 days in a relaxed classroom style environment which allows ample time for tastings, discussion, and questions.

Ann aims to prepare all candidates for success!

Where do courses take place? 

Ann can offer the course wherever it is convenient: at a place of work, in conjunction with your accommodation or in Ann’s dedicated Dram Room on the family farm in the heart of Speyside.

Alternatively, Ann would be happy to offer a modular format over a number of days to suit candidates’ commitments.

What else is included?

Coffee and/or tea plus a light lunch each day.

How do I find out more and enrol? 

Please contact Ann for further information, for dates of courses and to enrol.