How to Become an Expert in the World of Whisky

Attention whisky lovers, connoisseurs, food and beverage professionals, or those who simply enjoy the finer things in life... 26th May 2018 is your opportunity to join the first and only whisky professional certificate course recognized by the UK and become a certified whisky expert.

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.

The English-language Whisky Ambassador course in mainland China was held right here in Shenzhen, on February 4th and March 31st 2018 and were attended by food and beverage professionals from 5-star hotels, local bar and restaurant managers, wine sommeliers and bartenders, and whisky connoisseurs. Come join us for the upcoming course scheduled for Saturday 26th May! 

Learn to taste and describe whisky like a professional, distinguish between single malts and exotic Islay drams, and become a certified Whisky Ambassador. This is a unique opportunity to become an expert in the world of whisky.

If you are 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.



Whisky 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: 10:00-17:30 Saturday May 26, 2018

Exam Date and Time: 17:30-18:15 Saturday May 26, 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

Wechat: angelannahk


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.




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08 May 2018

By Anna Tam

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