First Accredited Gin Diploma Launches

Pioneers of accredited and independent whisky education, Edinburgh Whisky Academy have unveiled a range of new courses for 2018, building on its hugely popular Diploma in Single Malt Whisky.

A really exciting option is the new unique Scottish Qualifications Authority-awarded Gin Diploma, which is believed to be the world’s first recognised Gin Diploma and launches with a one-day course on 19th April. Delivered by industry stalwart Geraldine Coates, the course offers an educational, insightful and interactive journey into the wonderful world of gin. Each course will also benefit from the expert knowledge of a guest gin distiller who will share practical details on specific distillation methods and how they extract flavour from their chosen botanicals.

The Diploma includes six modules covering the History of Gin, the Gin Renaissance with the latest industry data, Definition of Gin, Distillation, Sensory and Cocktails. Whether you are new to gin, a gin lover or work in spirits or hospitality, this fun and engaging course offers something for everyone.

Commenting on the expansion of the Academy’s portfolio, Kirsty McKerrow, Founder, said, “Following the success of our accredited Single Malt Diploma, we recognised the need for additional education options and approaches, which led us to the creation of these new courses for 2018. Our courses are designed to provide learning and knowledge, gleaned from leading industry experts, and give those interested in whisky and gin access to excellent practical insight to improve their own journey, whilst having fun and achieving a valuable qualification.”

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