Virtual Irish Whiskey Academy

The Virtual Irish Whiskey Academy invites you to join our International Whiskey Ambassador Tommy Byrne in discovering the wonderful craft of Irish Whiskey production.

Hosted live at Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork, you will learn about the uniqueness of Irish whiskey from our expert and develop an understanding of what sets it apart from other world whiskeys.

Included with your virtual ticket is an Academy Kit, where as part of the hands on experience, you will get to nose, taste and enjoy the diverse flavours of Midleton Distillery’s Single Pot Still range from the comfort of home. The experience offers plenty of opportunity for conversation, questions, note taking and tasting.

Course Overview:

Educational Content

  • Raw Materials
  • Brewing and Fermentation
  • Pot Still Distillation 
  • Continuous Distillation
  • Maturation & Cask Types
  • Bottling
  • Single Pot Still whiskey tasting

Kit Components

  • 4 Irish Whiskey Academy branded tasting glasses
  • IWA notebook and pen for taking notes if you wish to do so.
  • IWA Summary Notes book covering the whiskey production process.
  • Samples of the essential key elements of whiskey production: wholegrains, new make spirit(2 x 50ml), stave sections and mature whiskeys(2 x 50ml).
  • Single Pot Still Tasting(4 x 50ml): Green Spot, Redbreast 12 Year Old, Powers Johns Lane Release, Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy

We will also email you a Certificate of Completion following your course.


      • Virtual Academies are limited to maximum 20 attendees.
      • Virtual Academies will be conducted over the Zoom platform. Attendees will require a device with internet access to attend the course.
      • Due to restrictions on shipping whiskey samples abroad, attendance is currently only open to residents of Republic of Ireland.

      Booking Process and Attendance:

      At Checkout, please fill out the Billing Details in full.

      • We will require a Full Postage Address, Eircode  and Contact Number to post out your whiskey samples to.
      • If you wish your login link to be sent to a different email address than that used to make payment with, please specify the new email address here also.

      In the days following your booking you will receive an email containing a link to the Virtual Academy session and your Virtual Academy Kit will be posted to your address.

      Please click the link and log into the session 10 minutes before it is due to start.



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