Becoming an expert in Japanese Sake and Whisky

Explore the rich world of Japanese sakes and whiskies and go beyond the basics like learning about the fascinating brewing and distilling processes that create these unique spirits. Unveil the diverse flavour profiles of sake, from crisp and clean to luxuriously rich, and explore the influences of rice types, polishing levels, and brewing methods. For whisky, you'll learn how regional variations and ageing techniques shape the final product. By the end of this 2-day course, you'll be equipped to confidently select, serve, and appreciate both sake and whisky.

Course Outline

  • Explore the origins, brewing and distilling processes, and gain insights to the cultural significance of both sake and whisky
  • Enjoy a carefully curated variety of up to six different types of sake and whiskies and explore their flavour and aroma profiles, as well as the influence of ingredients and production methods
  • Craft unique cocktails using sake or whisky, experimenting with diverse ingredients to create a spectrum of flavour sensations on the palate
  • Learn the secrets to storing and serving sake and whisky to fully appreciate their delicate flavours and aromas
Traning skills acquired

Skills Acquired

  • Differentiate between Variations of Sake and Whisky: Unravel the world of flavour, from the subtle elegance of Honjozo sake to the luxurious smoothness of Ginjo, and master the art of distinguishing classic whiskies like Scotch and Bourbon
  • Explore Creative Sake and Whisky Cocktail Combinations: Discover innovative ways to incorporate sake and whisky into bespoke cocktails, drawing inspiration from timeless favourites with a modern twist to create unique and delightful combination
  • Select Appropriate Drinkware for different types of Sake or Whisky: Unleash the full potential of your sake or whisky by choosing the ideal serving temperature and selecting glassware that enhances the intended aromas and flavours
  • Enjoy Sake or Whisky with Recommended Food Pairings: Elevate your dining experience by pairing specific sake and whisky varieties with complementary flavours and textures
Hands-on learning activities

Hands-on Learning Activities

  • Sake and Whisky Tasting: Discern the subtle differences between sakes and whiskies through a curated tasting session, where you’ll learn to identify their unique aromas and flavours
  • Craft Cocktails with Sake or Whisky Combinations: Experiment with sake and whisky venturing into the realm of unexpected pairings and infusions to create groundbreaking flavour combination
Digital marketing platforms and tools introduced

Types of Wine Introduced

Sake: Junmai, Ginjo, Daiginjo

Whisky: Scotch, Bourbon, Japanese Whisky

Competency Assessment

Competency Assessment

  • Written Assessment and Case Study
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  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
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Candidates who complete each course with at least 75% attendance and demonstrate competency during assessments will receive a Certificate of Completion by FirstCom Academy and WSQ Statement of Attainment.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Sake & Whisky Appreciation?
    A sake and whisky appreciation course is your passport to a world of exquisite flavours. You'll explore the unique characteristics of each spirit, learning to identify subtle notes and appreciate the impact of production methods. Through guided tastings, you'll gain the knowledge to confidently discuss these beverages and discover perfect food pairings to elevate your culinary adventures.
    How long does it take to complete the Sake & Whisky Appreciation course?
    It takes 2 days to complete the Sake & Whisky Appreciation course.
    What do I need to bring to the Sake & Whisky Appreciation course?
    Please bring along a pen and a notebook if you wish to take notes during the course. You may want to bring along a jacket in case you feel cold.
    What certificates do I get after completing the Sake & Whisky Appreciation course?
    Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion by FirstCom Academy and a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) issued by SkillsFuture Singapore.
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