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The Whisky Ambassador launches new online classroom experience

The Whisky Ambassador is known for delivering the world’s first accredited whisky training course, but in light of Covid-19, it has adapted its training methods and is now offering an innovative virtual teaching experience to lift spirits during lockdown.

The Whisky Ambassador aims to promote a better understanding of Scotland’s national drink across the drinks and hospitality sector, and perhaps even increase the drink’s popularity. However, the course isn’t limited just to novices: whisky enthusiasts can also take part, and use the opportunity to brush up on their knowledge.

Each class is limited to 12 participants to encourage one-to-one interaction, and will receive live tuition from an expert tutor. Where local conditions allow, each delegate will also receive a special delivery of whisky samples so they can properly enjoy the experience of nosing and tasting sessions.

The class will cover the production and character of various whiskies, as well as the history and geography of the drink. Afterwards, participants are put through their paces with an exam, including a blind tasting which, if passed, is recognised with an industry-accredited qualification.

The first virtual class took place on the 9th and 10th of May in the Netherlands, and a second has been confirmed in Canada on the 9th and 10th of June. Following this, the course will be delivered from cities around the globe, including New York.

Jo Graham, Manager Director of The Whisky Ambassador, noted that despite the ongoing pandemic, “the appetite for skills development is at an all-time high”.

“Our specially designed programme focuses heavily on hands-on tuition from the tutor, with every delegate encouraged to ask questions and gain as much knowledge as possible. This isn’t simply another webinar – this is proper classroom learning from your own home.”

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You can also email for more information and for prices per location.

12 May 2020 -