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OCT1 ‘16: The Whisky Academy inaugural Thai “apprentice” course

Course instructor Mathew Fergusson-Steward

Arranged and hosted by Alex Chou (General Certificate Distilling for whisky, IBD)

With sponsorship & support from William Grant & Sons, Diageo, Bootleggers Trading, and Smith




Draft video https://youtu.be/ixiA0rcb7To










Congratulations to our top student (Jennine of Travel & Leisure Magazine with 98% on the exam) and winner of the new Whisky Academy bottle:






New distillation for The Whisky Academy Thai inaugural class

Leo beer, heads, heart, tail vs.

62% abv new-make

with toasted Arobois oak sliver and a few drops of Woodford Rsrv bourbon

to approximate ex-cask aging. 1 of 1 375ml bottle.





Why whisky education is needed (after the course):





(Before the course)


Bangkok now has a school for whiskey appreciation

Brush up on your knowledge of Scotch with these whiskey classes. 

By Natcha Sanguankiattichai | Sep 22, 2016


Purveyors of quality whiskey William Grant & Sons want to brush up our knowledge on what constitutes good whiskey with its new Whisky Academy.


The first session of a three-level course commences this Oct 1, from 10am-5pm, at Smith restaurant, following a curriculum put together by Glenfiddich’s Southeast Asia brand ambassador Matthew Fergusson-Stewart.

Called The Whisky Apprentice course and costing B3,500, it aims to teach you about the history and distillation process of whiskey as well as how to best appreciate it. You'll also get to taste approximately 10 whiskies from different regions of Scotland.

Learners who pass the exam at the end of the course will receive a certificate and a lapel pin. Limited to 20 seats. To sign up, call 081-806-1634 or email sales@bootleggerstrading.com

1/8 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-261-0515.




International Brewing and Distilling Certificate https://www.ibd.org.uk