Professional Whisky Certification Course Saturday August 4th

Attention whisky lovers, connoisseurs, food and beverage professionals, or those who simply enjoy the finer things in life... This Saturday, August 4th 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 very first English-language Whisky Ambassador course in mainland China was held right here in Shenzhen, on February 4th, 2018 and was 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 our next course scheduled for Saturday August 4th!


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. Whisky Investment
9. Mixers and Cocktails
10. Other World Whiskies




What Are Past Attendees Saying About This Course?:


  • Even though working in hotel F&B department for more than 15 years, yet I'd learnt a lot from this course. It is a solid foundation for the whisky building and Anna had presented to us with such fun and inspiration. This course is concise, explicit and essential.  -- Andrea Han, General Manager of Montrose Wines

  • I am very happy to have completed the Whiskey Ambassador course. Anna is an excellent professional and thanks to her I can now differentiate different flavors of whiskeys, how whisky is made, the characteristics of different areas in Scotland and appreciate a drink with a lot of history. I hope they have a more advanced level soon!  -- Carlos M, Project Manager of Interwine Exhibition

  • It is much more than my expectation.  it is simple but useful, it gives me more knowledge of what i am drinking.  tasting whisky with new knowledge, it is really interesting. -- Bevis Au, Owner of Shining Products




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 Aug 4, 2018

Exam Date and Time: 17:30-18:15 Saturday Aug 4, 2018

Course Fee: RMB 2680 all inclusive – course handbook, exam, whiskies, certificate and award pin for those who pass

Enrollment Deadline: August 1st, 2018

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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