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 19 countries and four continents.
The Whisky Advisor is the exclusive 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
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 world class Paul John Distillery & Visitor Centre in Goa, India which is a one of it's kind in India.
Courses are currently on hold due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.
Please drop us a message below to register your interest for future courses. You will be added to our list and informed in advance for the next course.
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 Paul John Distillery & Visitor Centre
Here is our typical itinerary for your reference
Day 1: 9AM - 6PM: Whisky Ambassador Course and Certification
Day 2: Visit to Paul John Distillery*
Fees: Rs. 25,000 (Inclusive of GST)
*Times will be confirmed once the course date is confirmed. We will also visit one of the hottest bars in Goa if possible to experience some cutting edge cocktails.
Included: Whisky Ambassador Course & Certification, Paul John Distillery Tour & Tasting specifically tailored for Whisky Ambassador Delegates and Return Trip from Panjim to Paul John Distillery (100km round trip)
Not Included: Accommodation, Other Transport, Meals, Drinks and any other expenses not mentioned as included
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