• Flexible

    Learn online in your own time, at your own pace with lifetime access to the module.

  • Accessible

    In-depth, yet easy-to-follow material. Ideal for beginners, or those keen to learn a bit more.

  • Interactive

    Enjoy quizzes, video and multimedia lessons in this standalone module. Plus, a final quiz.

Module Overview

    1. Focus on Flavour

    2. Overview

    3. How does Scotch whisky get its flavour?

    1. Raw materials

    2. The Scotch whisky categories

    3. Fermentation

    4. Distillation

    5. Recap: main areas of flavour origination

    6. Activity: Key flavours associated with each area

    7. Activity: Where does the most flavour come from?

    1. Why is oak used?

    2. Oak species

    3. Charring & Toasting

    4. Seasoning

    5. Fill strength

    6. Cask size

    7. Wood surface-to-liquid ratio

    8. Environment

    9. Warehouse type

    10. Chill filtration

    11. Dilution/Bottling strength

    1. How to use a flavour map

    2. How to use a flavour wheel

    3. Download your copy of the SWRI flavour wheel

    4. Activity: the main areas of The Whisky Magazine flavour wheel

    1. Focus on Flavour: Final Quiz

About this course

  • £25.00
  • 26 lessons, plus final quiz
  • EWA digital badge & certificate
  • Printed certificate (optional)
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It is an excellent service and...

James McGauran

It is an excellent service and resource I would recommend to everyone with a passion in whisky and thinking about furthering their education. simple but in depth information laid out in an informative and fun format. Had much more depth and con...

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It is an excellent service and resource I would recommend to everyone with a passion in whisky and thinking about furthering their education. simple but in depth information laid out in an informative and fun format. Had much more depth and content than I expected for a smaller module and made me look forward to jumping straight into more!

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It's a really user-friendly sy...

Martin Bell

It's a really user-friendly system and the structure of the course works very well. It's a good introduction to where flavour comes from in the production process. I work in the whisky industry, so much of the content was familiar, but I nonethe...

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It's a really user-friendly system and the structure of the course works very well. It's a good introduction to where flavour comes from in the production process. I work in the whisky industry, so much of the content was familiar, but I nonetheless learned some new things! See above. Very comprehensive overview; whets the appetite to do more in-depth course(s)

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Great course!

Andrea Pivotto

Great course! Great course! Nice platform and excellent communication

Great course! Great course! Nice platform and excellent communication

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Five Star Focus

luke rose

Excellent course for the beginner ! very well received and I can't wait to start the next ones.

Excellent course for the beginner ! very well received and I can't wait to start the next ones.

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I like scotch whicky still more

Gerald Kammersberger

How ever, you know how to take the understanding of scotch whisky to a new level for everbody. And I love watching the course over and over again. Thanks to EWA for this course. Slàinte Geri

How ever, you know how to take the understanding of scotch whisky to a new level for everbody. And I love watching the course over and over again. Thanks to EWA for this course. Slàinte Geri

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