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EWA takes single malt whisky diploma online

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Whisky fanatics will now be capable of full the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s flagship single malt whisky diploma on-line.

Edinburgh Whisky Academy

Edinburgh Whisky Academy has created a web based model of its single malt whisky diploma

The Scottish {Qualifications} Authority-certified diploma is the one considered one of its sort, and is the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s highest qualification.

The only malt whisky diploma has beforehand been out there as a two-day, in-person course in Edinburgh, Scotland. By additionally providing the course in a digital formal, Edinburgh Whisky Academy goals to increase its attain to teach ambassadors, gross sales employees, distillery staff and whisky followers throughout the globe, with tutorials to be taught in three time zones: Europe, North America and Asia.

Managing director Kirsty McKerrow, who based the Edinburgh Whisky Academy in 2015, stated: “Our diploma in single malt has been extraordinarily widespread with whisky professionals and fanatics from Scotland and past, and gives an in-depth, brand-neutral perception right into a world that fascinates shoppers throughout the globe.

“Our on-line model of the course will permit entry for individuals who could not be capable of journey to Scotland and can equip them with information that’s excellent for delighting prospects, rising gross sales, enhancing profession paths or just permitting a higher appreciation of the fascinating complexities of single malt.”

Kirsty McKerrow Edinburgh Whisky Academy

Kirsty McKerrow

Modules through the on-line diploma will embody the historical past of whisky and distillation, the enterprise of whisky, uncooked supplies, batch distillation, maturation, world whiskies and sensory expertise.

Studying shall be self-paced over three weeks, with weekly tutorials – together with a dwell tasting session of six samples offered by Edinburgh Whisky Academy.

To cross the course, college students will take a closing evaluation, together with nosing and tasting 9 totally different whiskies.

Every on-line course shall be capped at 16 candidates, with tutorials to be led by Edinburgh Whisky Academy lecturer Vic Cameron.

The course will price £920 (about US$1,300) per individual, and 6 dates at the moment are out there on-line at

The face-to-face model of the diploma will nonetheless be out there.

The net diploma in single malt whisky is the second digital Edinburgh Whisky Academy course to launch because the begin of the pandemic, following the discharge of the certificate in Irish whiskey in March this yr.

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