Apply Now for NEW Professional Whisky Certification Course
12/27/2017 - 01/28/2018
Address: Fortune Plaza
6WX, Block A, Futian District
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135 3057 8545
Are you a whisky lover, connoisseur, food and beverage professional, or do you simply enjoy the finer things in life? If so, we're honored to introduce you to the first and only whisky professional certificate course recognized by the UK.
Whisky Ambassador is an internationally recognized professional whisky qualification. It was established in 2012 in Glasgow, aimed at educating professionals in the industry, and is now being operated globally. Join the very first English-language Whisky Ambassador course in mainland China, right here in Shenzhen, on February 4th, 2018!
Learn to taste and describe whiskies like a professional, distinguish between single malts and exotic Islay drams, and become a certified Whiskey Ambassador. This is a unique opportunity to become an expert in the world of whisky!
If you're in the Food & Beverage industry and provide high-end whisky, this course is a must for your high level bar staff. Within five years of operating the course, the founders have seen their client's grow their profit by 30% and higher after their bar staff and sales professional attended the 7-hour class. All content and assessments in this course are certified by the standard of BIIAB, the Awarding Organisation and End-Point Assessment Organisation for Work Based Learning Providers and Employers.
Whiskey Ambassador Course Content:
All teaching materials and exams are bilingual – English and Chinese. Throughout the 7-hour course, participants will be tasting 9 whiskies from Scotland, Japan and USA; while learning the following:
1. The History of Scotch Whisky
2. Whisky by Numbers
3. The Whisky Areas of Scotland
4. Whisky characteristics
5. How Whisky is Made
6. Nosing and Tasting
7. Drink Less, Drink Better
8. Selling Whisky
9. Mixers and Cocktails
10. Other World Whiskies
About the Examination and Requirements to Pass:
The assessment lasts 45 minutes and consists of a 30 multiple-choice-question exam and a practical assessment consisting of four whiskies to be identified using nosing and/or tasting. In order to pass the exam, candidates must correctly answer 21 out of 30 questions and correctly identify at least two of the four whiskies. The assessment will be graded by the headquarters in Scotland. Results will be released in one month.
When and where can I take the WA course?
Address: 6WX, Block A Fortune Plaza, Futian District, Shenzhen (Metro Line 1 Che Gong Miao Station exit A)
Course Date and Time: 9:30-17:00 Sunday February 4th, 2018
Exam Date and Time: 17:30-18:15 Sunday February 4th, 2018
Course Fee: RMB 2680 all inclusive – course handbook, exam, whiskies, certificate and award pin for those who pass
Enrollment Contact: Anna Tam or Jim Pan
Telephone: 135 3057 8545 or 158 207 68930
Enrollment Deadline: Sunday January 28th, 2018. Payment is due upon registration to secure your seat.
Your Accredited Whisky Ambassador Tutor: Anna Tam
Anna Tam is the first Whisky Ambassador and Accredited WA Tutor in China. She has years of experience in teaching WSET and other international wine courses. She is also a guest speaker in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an independent wine writer. You may have seen her, or heard her loud laughter, in the hidden whisky bars of Shenzhen.