Speyside Cooperage
GlenDronach Distillery

About the Highland Whisky Academy

Join us for an unforgettable week raising a glass to the extraordinary.
Experience romance, history & science
A fully interactive and immersive week you will never forget in the heart of whisky country.

Join us to learn and experience the complexities, romance, history and science behind Scotland's national drink in the company of six respected whisky enthusiasts and guest speakers. Aimed at whisky lovers, bloggers and professionals from all over the world, we guarantee to broaden your horizons by immersing you in the wonderful traditions, heritage and flavours of the whiskies of Aberdeenshire and Speyside where we have unearthed the most amazing distilleries, characters and experiences.
GLEN GARIOCH DISTILLERY
What will you learn?
Enhance your own whisky tasting skills with the masters of the craft.
  • Scottish Water - How important water is to the whisky making and tasting process.
  • The Malt - The science behind the barley by talking directly to the men who grow it.
  • Nosing and Tasting - A highly skilled and in-depth look at our senses and how you can enhance your own experience of whisky.
  • Whisky Production - learn the processes of 5 different distilleries
  • Inside the Cask - behind the scenes at a Speyside cooperage.
Glen Garioch Distillery
What will you learn?
Enhance your own whisky tasting skills with the masters of the craft.
  • Scottish Water - how important water is to the whisky making and tasting process.
  • The Malt - the science behind the barley by talking directly to the men who grow it.
  • Nosing & Tasting - a highly skilled and in-depth look at our senses and how you can enhance your own experience of whisky.
  • Whisky Production - learn the processes of 5 different distilleries.
  • Inside the Cask - behind the scenes at a Speyside cooperage.
Immerse yourself in the world of Scottish Whisky.
  • Destination Bars - visit one of Scotland's most famous Whisky Bars and chat with the owner about selecting, sourcing and selling.
  • Starting your own Distillery - we have one of our newest distillers on hand to help guide you through the trial and error process of starting your own distilling project.
  • The Bottler - one of the most famous Independent bottlers will take you through the world of independent bottling and its place in the market.
  • All about Sherry - our own Sherry sommelier will be on hand to guide you through a stunning array of Sherry from Jerez, Spain.
Knockdhu DISTILLERY
Knockdhu Distillery
Raise a glass to the extraordinary
A whisky lover's dream, a week at the Highland Whisky Academy will stimulate your senses, and feed your passion for 'the dram'.
Glen Garioch DISTILLERY
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Arrive at the academy with whisky on your mind and leave with it in your heart.
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