The flexible, self-paced format allows you to learn in your own time and you can measure exactly what you’re soaking up in the pop quizzes placed at the end of each module. 

As well as a certificate of completion, you’ll brush up on your botanicals, master your aromatics and become an all-round juniper genius.

Certification

As well as a digital certificate of completion, you’ll come away knowing so much more about the botanicals in your glass.

  • Self-paced online course

  • 7 modules, plus a final assessment

  • EWA digital badge & completion certificate

  • Optional EWA blue lapel pin & printed certificate

What's covered?

  1. 1
    • Overview

    • Gin across time and borders

    • Spirits meet juniper

    • Genever, gin’s precursor

    • How did genever evolve into gin?

    • The years of gin madness

    • The gin of the “Gin Craze”

    • Greater control & never-ending demand

    • Concentrated ownership & production

    • Old Tom Gin

    • The London Dry style

    • Dry gin rules

    • Gin’s glory days

    • From a ban on grain to gin’s new ‘golden age’

  2. 2
    • Overview

    • Gin reinvented

    • UK & exports

    • Global snapshot

    • Gin-novation

    • The future of gin

  3. 3
    • Overview

    • What is gin?

    • London gin

    • Distilled gin

    • Standard gin

    • Activity: Guess the gin

    • Plymouth Gin

    • Genever, or Hollands, Gin

    • Other types of gin

    • Quiz

  4. 4
    • Overview

    • Grain neutral spirit

    • Activity: Continuous distillation

    • Activity: Pot still basics

    • Video: The gin distillation process [Pickerings]

    • Cold distillation

    • Batch distillation

    • Returning to a liquid

    • Water reduction

    • Factors affecting reduction

    • Maceration / steeping

    • Activity: Vapour infusion

    • Activity: One-shot and two-shot methods

    • Activity: Spirit reduction

    • Activity: Spirit quality

    • Activity: Slope of lyne arm

    • Activity: Reflux

    • Quiz

  5. 5
    • Overview

    • Activity: Botanical safari

    • Quiz

  6. 6
    • Overview

    • Why have a gin tasting session?

    • Download your gin flavour wheel

    • Senses used in gin appreciation

    • Activity: How we perceive flavour

    • Activity: Key aromas & their associated botanicals

    • Sensory tests

    • Activity: Flavour influencers

    • Quiz

  7. 7
    • Overview

    • Gin, cocktails & gastronomy

    • Gin & tonic

    • Negroni

    • Martini

    • Basil Smash

    • Quiz

  8. 8
    • Assessment: Certificate in Gin

  9. 9
    • Certificate in Gin PDF