Certificate in Irish Whiskey

The Certificate in Irish Whiskey comprises eight modules of engaging online content which will give the candidate an enhanced in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the different styles of Irish whiskey.

The course was written and developed by Irish whiskey experts Fionnán O’Connor and Matt Healy. The candidate will explore the history and business of Irish whiskey, before learning the whole production and maturation processes; including the different equipment used dependent on the different mash bills adopted. The candidate will also learn about legal requirements and how to run a sensory analysis of Irish whiskey via a tutored tasting. This pre-recorded tutored tasting can be enjoyed with samples through the purchase of a tasting selection from online whiskey retailer Irish Drams:

https://threedrams.com/ewa/edinburgh-whisky-academys- certificate-in-irish-whiskey-tasting-box/


M1: Irish Whiskey History

M2: The Business of Irish Whiskey

M3: Production Process

M4: Pot Still Spirit Production

M5: Maturation

M6: Blended Irish Whiskey

M7: Bottling & Labelling

M8: Sensory Analysis

The course is delivered online and is completely self-paced. Upon purchase, the candidate will receive an email invitation from EWA and will have permanent access to the material. Successful candidates will receive a digital certificate of completion.

Who is it for?

The Certificate in Irish Whiskey is particularly suitable to:

• Professionals in the drinks industry: hospitality staff, brand owner employees, distributors, importers & exporters, visitor centre staff, whisky investment professionals, etc.

• Individuals seeking a career in the whiskey/food & beverage industries.

• Whiskey enthusiasts eager to improve their knowledge.


Multiple choice exam consisting of 35 questions.


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  •   Academic Year 2023/24