W4 - ONLINE Infused Spirits Course (Gin and Botanicals, Spiced Rum)

R 1,500.00

R 1,500.00
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This online course covers everything you need to know in order to work with Botanicals and do infusions. You will learn to make Gin - the most common Spirit Category where these techniques are used, but the same techniques may also be applied to Spiced Rum, Liqueurs, Spirit Aperitifs and other Infused Spirits.

PLEASE NOTE: The focus of the course is Gin - the techniques may however be applied elsewhere.

Learners from outside South Africa:

To ship your printed course manual to your physical address, it costs us quite a bit more.

Please use this link for ordering the course on the international platform and to pay through PayPal.

 

Learners inside South Africa and Namibia:

During the Course you will cover in-depth the following Master Principles, both in theory and practice:

  • Steam Infusion - Creation of Flavored Spirits through the process of Steam Distillation or Vapor Infusion
  • Sensory Analysis - Training and Using your sense of Taste and Smell
  • Spirit Blending - Mixing Spirits in a Scientific and Controlled fashion in order to create repeatable Recipes and Processes
  • Dilution - Dilution of Spirits down to Legal Minimum Strength

 

Course Contents

 

Gin Overview

  • A History of Gin
  • Garnishing of Gin

Gin Production

  • Gin Production Process
  • Feedstock for Gin
  • Base Spirits for Gin
  • Botanicals for Gin
  • Ginning Methods
  • Flavoring Runs
  • Sweetening Methods and Levels
  • Maturation Methods
  • Naming a Gin
  • Categorization and Naming based on Production Processes

Creating a Gin Flavour Profile

  • Communicating a Flavour Profile
  • A Classification Methodology for Gin
  • Tasting and Classifying Gin according to the Methodology
  • Sensory Analysis and Tasting
  • Utilisation of the Classification Methodology for Market Research and Product Development

 

Creating and Using a Flavor Library

  • Making Infusions
  • Blending Flavours
  • Creating a Single Shot Recipe

 

Spirit Enhancement in Gin

  • Techniques Relevant to Gin

Course Fees include:

  • Course Material in printed format couriered to you.
  • Access to our video based online training platform for 90 days
  • Access to the discussion forums (with each lesson where applicable) to share information with other course attendees
  • Access to download the presentation slides for each lesson (where applicable)

Once we received your payment, you will received an email with an online training link to start your course.

You would require:

  • Good Internet connection
  • Preferably a laptop or desktop PC with sound to view the videos (Smartphone screen just too small)
  • Pen and paper to take your own notes
  • You can pause, rewind and replay a video to make sure you do not miss an important part.

Please Note:

Unfortunately none of the online courses can be canceled after a voucher number or link has been emailed to you.

 

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Bob Wilhelm
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Excellent!

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Bob Wilhelm
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Excellent!

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Joëlle Bolduc
Well done!

Just finished the W4 - Infused spirits course on-line. It was well organised, progression through the sections was logical and there was tons of information in there. Can't wait to use the methodology to build my own flavour library and create my recipes! The course was also extremely inspiring. Thanks a million!

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Joëlle Bolduc
Well done!

Just finished the W4 - Infused spirits course on-line. It was well organised, progression through the sections was logical and there was tons of information in there. Can't wait to use the methodology to build my own flavour library and create my recipes! The course was also extremely inspiring. Thanks a million!

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Petur Erlendsson
Jackalberry Distillery Swaziland

Super excited to have jumped in to rescuing this distillery due to the effects of Covid 2020. The course was very informative and I really enjoyed the humor and relaxed nature of the presentation. We look forward to continued success as we tentatively enter the uncertainty of 2021!

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