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Established in 2012, The Whisky Ambassador programme is the original accredited Scotch Whisky training course. Having been established for a number of years in Scotland, the Whisky Ambassador’s emphasis on immersive and interactive learning has seen our courses rapidly expand to spread intimate knowledge of Scotch whisky across 22 countries and six continents.

The Whisky Advisor is the premier training partner for The Whisky Ambassador in India.

The programme is accredited by BIIAB, the UK’s leading provider of qualifications for the licensed trade.

This course is meant for a wide audience who want to have a strong foundation in Scotch Whisky including, but not limited to

  • Whisky Enthusiasts

  • Hospitality Professionals

  • Students

The 1 Day course covers the following topics


  • Scotch Whisky History

  • Scotch Whisky Economics

  • How whisky is made

  • Understanding the Scotch Whisky regions

  • Nosing and tasting of Scotch whiskies

  • Sales and customer service

  • Intro to other world whiskies - Canadian, Irish, American and Japanese

  • Practical and written exams

Our 2 Day programme combines the 1 Day Whisky Ambassador certification course with a Day trip to the legendary Ponda Distillery at The Good Craft Co in Goa, by special invite for friends of The Whisky Advisor. The distillery visit will be followed by a visit to Counter Top lab to experience the cutting edge of mixology in the country.

Upcoming Course

21st & 22nd April, 2023


Fees: Rs. 25,000 + GST



21st Apr: 9AM - 6PM: Course & Certification
22nd Apr: 9AM - 7PM*: Transport from Meeting Point in Panjim to Distillery and return; Distillery Tour; Sundowners at Countertop Lab

* Lunch destination between the distillery and Countertop sessions will be mutually decided by the group on Day 1

Included: Whisky Ambassador Course & Certification, Ponda Distillery Tour & Tasting specifically tailored for Whisky Ambassador Delegates and Return Trip from Panjim to Ponda Distillery (100km round trip)

Not Included: Accommodation, Other Transport, Meals, Drinks, Countertop Lab cocktails and any other expenses not mentioned as included

Why pursue the course with The Whisky Advisor?

  • Firstly, do you need a reason more compelling than Goa?!

  • Vast experience of the trainer, Mr. Uday Balaji

  • Opportunity to network with fellow candidates over 2 days in the hub of India's alcobev hotspot, Goa

  • Distillery visit and tasting customised for this group by The Good Craft Co

Check out the testimonial videos below to know more

Scroll down to watch testimonials from past participants

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