Whisky Focus - Institute Of Brewing & Distilling Launches First Course For Distillers

Institute Of Brewing & Distilling Launches Course For Distillers

24th August 2023
The Institute of Brewing & Distilling introduces inaugural course for distillers.


Institute Of Brewing & Distilling Launches Course For Distillers

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling introduces inaugural course for distillers. They have just unveiled the "Spirit Sensory Analysis" on-demand course, which equips distillers with the knowledge to comprehend spirit flavours and establish an efficient sensory analysis system within their distilleries.

Renowned globally as a premier institution for technical education within the brewing industry, the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) has initiated an innovative self-paced technical course, "Spirit Sensory Analysis."

Marking the IBD's maiden venture into continuing professional development for distillers, this concise course caters to distillers and quality professionals of diverse distillery scales, all aspiring to elevate product excellence through sensory analysis.

Empowering participants with insights and techniques essential for understanding and managing spirit flavour, the Spirit Sensory Analysis course empowers individuals to conduct an array of sensory tests, interpret outcomes, and ultimately enhance their production processes and offerings. This engaging and interactive multimedia course materialises through collaboration with esteemed sensory scientists and distillation experts, upholding the same technical eminence synonymous with IBD qualifications, minus the requirement of a formal examination.

The course includes a downloadable PDF with technical information such as:

  • The basis of spirit flavour
  • The descriptors and thresholds of over 300 key flavour compounds
  • Spirit flavour terminology systems and flavour wheels
  • Tasting forms for more than 10 sensory tests
  • The statistical tables, equations and calculations to interpret test results

The course features text, videos, animations, quizzes, and games to help enhance learning. At the end of the course, learners receive a Certificate of Completion.

On this announcement, Stuart Howe, Technical Learning and Development Manager, explains: "Whatever the size of your distillery, this course should help you better understand spirit flavour and to get the best value from your sensory endeavours. It may also save you spending money on the services of companies providing sensory management systems and training. We are confident that not only will you enjoy the course, but it will also benefit your career, your distillery, your products, your consumers and your sales volumes!"

Tom Shelston, IBD Chief Executive Officer, comments: "The Spirit Sensory Analysis Course is our 5th short course within a year, showing the IBD commitment to establish a richer continuous professional development pathway in the drinks industry. This new short course shows our commitment to reinforce our learning offering for the spirits sector as this is our first on demand technical course for distillers".

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling Spirit Sensory Analysis Course costs 90 which gives you 90 days full access to unique interactive content from the date of enrolment and the learning time is approximately 5 hours. You can find more info and sign up for the course at the The Institute of Brewing & Distilling website.

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