New ‘Introduction to Whisky’ online course launched

The course is aimed at beginners and will cover the basics of whisky.

The new online course, The Introduction to Whisky Certificate, hosted by the Edinburgh Whisky Academy, is aimed at beginners and will cover the basics of whisky, as reported by Scotch Whisky.com

The course is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Kirsty McKerrow, Edinburgh Whisky Academy founder and managing director, said: “Until now, there was no recognised independent qualification delivered online for whisky training. Of great importance is that the knowledge gained is totally impartial and neutral from any distillery or brand.

“The course will be welcomed by whisky industry workers, hospitality staff and spirits retailers and also by whisky enthusiasts keen to expand their knowledge.”

The course takes 10 hours to complete and costs £280, and there is an hour exam at the end which will earn students the SQA certificate.

In spring 2019, the Edinburgh Whisky Academy will launch another course called the Diploma in the Art of Tasting Whisky.

Other SQA courses hosted by the Whisky Academy in the past have included the Diploma in Single Malt Whisky, the Art of Tasting Whisky and Blended Whiskies.

2 Responses to “New ‘Introduction to Whisky’ online course launched”

  1. Linda Cooper says:

    this would be great, we’ve just discovered bourbon (we live where the whiskey rebellion too place) We’ve been to Scotland and enjoy Scotch but need to learn more.

  2. Whisky1 says:

    Dave Broom has an online course about whisky: https://www.theworldmasterclass.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Show Coordinator

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Sales and Marketing Director

New Generation Wines
London, UK

Brand and Marketing Manager

New Generation Wines
London, UK

Sales Director

Manchester Gin
Manchester, UK

Sales Account Manager x 2

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Business Development Manager / Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Glasgow, UK, Scotland West

Staff Writer

The Drinks Business
London, UK

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Wines from Spain Annual Tasting 2019

London,United Kingdom
7th Mar 2019

RAW WINE London

London,United Kingdom
10th Mar 2019
Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more