ISLAY WHISKY SCHOOL 2017

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ISLAY WHISKY SCHOOL 2017

Mon 23 – Fri 27 October 2017 inclusive.

5 Days of Theoretical & Technical Whisky School in association with 5 Islay Distilleries.

4 Nights accommodation

Formal Lectures each morning, practical experience at participating distilleries each afternoon.

Monday ~ Kilchoman Distillery

Tuesday ~ Bruichladdich Distillery

Wednesday ~ Ardnahoe Distillery

Thursday ~ Laphroaig Distillery

Friday ~  Ardbeg Distillery

Includes Ticket to Grand Finale Whisky Dinner & Dance on Friday Night, Peat Cutting Experience & More. 

MONDAY

10 -10.30  Introduction.

10.30 – 11.15  PEAT Lecture with James Donaldson botanist @ Bruichladdich

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11.30 -13.00 KILNING Lecture with Rachel MacNeill : phenols/peat smoke/guaiacols etc

13.00  Picnic Lunch from  Whisky Kitchen Cafe  (lunch is personal expense)

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Peat Cutting

13.15 – 14.15 Peat Cutting, Fitting & Stacking Experience @The Bothy on the moss.

15.00 – 17.00 KILCHOMAN DISTILLERY Practical Learning Experience

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7.30 EDUCATIONAL WHISKY MASTERCLASS with Maestro Jim McEwan (OPTIONAL)

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TUESDAY

9.00 – 11.00 BARLEY Lectures with Dr Steve Hoad Agronomy Institute

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11.30 – 13.00  BARLEY Lectures with Dr Steve Hoad Agronomy Institute

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch in Whisky Kitchen Cafe ~ lunch is personal expense

14.00 – 17.00  BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY Practical Learning Experience

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BALLS & BARLEY WHISKY TASTING with Mr John McCheyne

(Optional)

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WEDNESDAY

9.00 – 11.00 COPPERSMITHING Lectures with  Coppersmiths, Distillation, Stills, Whisky Production

L H Stainless Turnkey Distillery Builders

11.15 – 13.00 Lecture – Copper, Coppersmiths, Distillation, Stills, Whisky Production

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch in Whisky Kitchen Cafe ~ lunch is personal expense

14.00 – 17.00 ARDNAHOE DISTILLERY (Site)  Practical Learning Experience 

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THURSDAY

9.00 – 11.00  COOPERING Lecture with Mr Andrew Russell Manager of Speyside Cooperage

Speyside Cooperage

11.15 – 13.00 COOPERING Lecture with Mr Andrew Russell Manager at Speyside Cooperage

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch in Whisky Kitchen Cafe ~ lunch is personal expense

14.00 – 17.00  LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY           Practical Learning Experience  

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19.30 – 22.00 Exclusive Four Course DALMORE WHISKY DINNER @ Bridgend Hotel with host Shauna Jennens Dalmore Distillery Ambassador (Optional)

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FRIDAY

9.00 – 11.00  PSYCHOLOGY OF NOSING & TASTING Lecture with Mr John Lamond – Keeper of the Quaich & Master of Malt

11.15 – 13.00  Customer Loyalty, Marketing & Branding Lecture with Mr John Lamond

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch in Whisky Kitchen Cafe ~ lunch is personal expense

14.00 – 17.00  ARDBEG DISTILLERY  Practical Learning Experience 

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19.30 – 12.00 GRAND FINALE WHISKY DINNER & DANCE 

Presentation of  

ISLAY WHISKY SCHOOL  2017 Certificates

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Included in ISLAY WHISKY SCHOOL 2017 

Accommodation in own room in shared houses in Bowmore X 4 Nights ~ Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.
Breakfast X 4 Mornings
Theoretical Lectures & Talks & Demonstrations X 5 Mornings
Practical Visits to participating Islay Distilleries X 5 Afternoons
Course Book
Transport to and from Bowmore to participating distilleries X 5 afternoons
Coffee/Tea & Biscuit/Cake/Scone X 5 Mornings
Peat Cutting Experience including transport to & from Bowmore to Peat Moss
Ticket to Grand Finale Whisky Buffet Dinner & Dance on Friday Night
Organisation & Adminstration of Event & Help making your travel arrangements

Inclusive Cost is £995

TO BOOK EMAIL: rachel@wildandmagicislay.com

THEATRE OF DRAMS Whisky Symposium Details

Other FANTASTIC WHISKY TASTINGS & Events are available for your delight….

NORTH STAR SPIRITS WHISKY TASTING on Monday 23 Oct

TASTE OF THE QUIRKY! Whisky Tasting on Friday 27 Oct

SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY Masterclass on Wed 25 Oct

Plus many other exciting events.

Check it all out

THEATRE OF DRAMS website

We have Staff Whisky Training Packages available for bartenders/mixologists/whisky bar experts

email rachel@wildandmagicislay.com 

for more details