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Diplomas

Our three diplomas – which are fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority – are designed for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of whisky, including its history and traditions, production process, maturation and the rather pleasant business of tasting and swallowing it. People wanting to know, for example, that when it comes to flavour, the shape of the still is more important than the type of barley or the water source. Or that whisky matured in a toasted cask will be sweeter than one in a charred cask (it’s all to do with vanillins, by the way).

The courses we offer are: the Diploma in Single Malt Whisky ( 2 days), Diploma in Gin ( 1 day) and Diploma in the Art of Tasting (coming soon).  Participants will leave with a potentially career-enhancing professional qualification. All are welcome but they are particularly suitable for:

● Brand managers and ambassadors ● Whisky professionals ● Whisky bloggers and writers ● Hospitality professionals ● Spirits retailers ● Serious whisky enthusiasts ● Distillery guides

Please don’t forget that our diplomas are transferable, too, and they make a highly original gift for friends, family and business colleagues!

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