Whisky Schools


Whisky School – London

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Whisky Schools are designed for those with a budding passion or interest in the subject. In opulent settings  around the country, customers enjoy a full day of learning about the finest and most complex spirit in the world, the objective being to come away with a better understanding and therefore better enjoyment of the good stuff.

All attendees must be 18 or over – photo ID may be required.



Whisky Schools 2017-2018

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Ever wanted to know more about the most diverse spirit in the world?

The Whisky School is designed for anyone with an interest in whisky who wants to learn more in an informal but informative fashion. All in an atmospheric and grand setting.

Find out how whisky is made and discover the different styles produced all over Scotland and the rest of the World. The history, regionality and provenance will be discussed as well as an in-depth look at wood maturation and the new-make spirit.

PLUS attendees will get the chance to blend their very own whisky, choose a brand name for it and take a miniature of it home with them!

After completing the course and successfully passing a final exam, the candidate will receive a signed certificate and more importantly the confidence to speak the language of whisky.

A rough outline of the ‘syllabus’


Historical overview. Look at whisky regions of Scotland and tasting.


A look at what makes each single malt ‘tick’. All processes examined with particular emphasis on maturation and wood management.

Blending workshop

A history of blending and tasting with a hands-on blending workshop.

World whiskies

History and production of world whiskies (Japanese, Taiwanese, Indian, American and more). Maturation/wood management.

Final exam & graduation dram

The price includes:

  • All whiskies sampled (around 20-25)
  • All course material
  • 2-course light lunch
  • A Glencairn Whisky Tasting Glass to take home with you
  • A signed Whisky Lounge Whisky School Certificate – for successful candidates!
Sat 08

Whisky School – London

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge
Sat 08

Whisky School – Manchester

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sat 08

Whisky School – Newcastle

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge
Sat 15

Whisky School – London

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge
Sat 29

Whisky School – York

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Organiser: The Whisky Lounge
Candidates completing our Whisky Schools in 2017
Different blends produced by candidates since School started
of people asked would recommend a TWL event to a friend


Really informative and enjoyable. Excellent venue and food. Relaxed atmosphere, allowed plenty of questions and increased my whisky knowledge hugely. Great value too. Thanks a lot!
Jonathan Smith, Newcastle Whisky School
For a real amateur this was exactly what I’d hoped for. Enthusiastically delivered by a connoisseur who has a great passion and guided us through the world of whisky in great detail. Eddie made this a very personal course and the chance to blend my own whisky really added to the whole experience. A fantastic day
Pete Foster
Eddie Ludlow’s passion for and knowledge?of malt whisky place him in an elite group?of trusted ambassadors for Scotland’s liquid gold. With his infectious enthusiasm and genial demeanour, Eddie is one of the very best educators you will find.
Doug Mc'Ivor, Berry Brothers and Rudd




Whisky is derived from the Scots ‘Uisgea Beatha’ (ouishky var, roughly, phonetically). This in turn is derived from Aqua Vitae – the latin for ‘water of life’.