Springbank Whisky School 2008 Academic Year

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Springbank Whisky School 2008 Academic Year

The School
Springbank Distillery

Established in 1828, this venerable institution remains under the direct control of its founding family. Tradition and history are the watchwords of this renowned distillery, situated in Campbeltown, the one time Whisky Capital of the World. Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out 100% of the production process, from malting to bottling, on site. Where better to learn the craft of single malt whisky making?

Teaching Staff

Frank McHardy, Director of Production

With 44 years in the whisky business, Frank is emminently qualified for his position of Rector and Course co-ordinator of the Springbank Whisky School. He will mentor students during their academic career at Springbank. Previous appointments include; Invergordon, Tamnavulin, Bruichladdich and Bushmills Distilleries.

Stuart Robertson, Distillery Manager

Leading tutorials on the malting and production process Stuart will be drawing on 17 years experience in both large and small scale production. Before coming to Springbank Stuart worked for Diageo at Roseisle maltings and Linkwood, Cragganmore, Glen Elgin, Glen Spey, Inchgower, Auchroisk and Strathmill distilleries.

Ranald Watson, Tasting Room Manager

Ranald will guide students through a tutored tasting of the range of products produced at Springbank Distillery and can also be called upon to provide information about the extracurricular activities Campbeltown has to offer.


Practical Work Experience

Under the expert supervision of our production operatives, you will work in each part of the distillery gaining valuable experience and knowledge from working alongside the full time distillery staff in the following areas; Malting Mashing/ Distilling Filling/ Warehousing Bottling Theory Classes Tutorial 1 - Malting Comprising; Barley varieties, peating, floor malting, germination, phenols, kilning, barley and malted barley storage and a brief look at mechanical alternatives to floor malting. Tutorial 2 - Production Comprising; Milling and mashing, water temperatures, draff, types of fermenters, yeast types and fermentation, the three different distillation methods at Springbank, types of condensers, still shapes, methods of heating stills, pot ale and spent lees, middle cut and new spirit nosing. Tutorial 3 - Tasting This Tutored tasting will guide you through the range of single malts produced at Springbank Distillery. You will be shown how to nose and taste and also see how cask selection can influence the final product.

Student Accommodation

Students will be housed in a local Guest House or B&B from Sunday to Friday (5 nights) on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Where possible all Whisky School students will be in the same lodgings. Catering Packed lunches will be supplied Monday to Thursday. On Friday there will be a graduation lunch in the Tasting Room before the end of term. Location Accommodation is centrally located in Campbeltown so students can explore the town after class. Walk round the loch, hire bikes to explore the surrounding area or simply enjoy a pint in one of the pubs in Burnside Square.

Terms & School Fees

The Springbank Whisky School will run for 10 terms during 2008 with a maximum of six student places each term. Term dates are as follows: June: 2nd-6th, 9th-13th, 16th-20th, 23rd-27th. September: 15th-19th, 22nd-26th. September/October: 29th-3rd. October: 6th-10th, 13th-17th; 20th-27th.


A detailed timetable will be provided on Registration. Classes run Monday to Thursday from 8am til 5pm. On Friday morning students will sit a written exam before being presented with their Diploma. There will be a Graduation lunch in The Tasting Room with some of your Tutors before term finishes at 2pm on Friday.

Cost £875 per person. Includes 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at local Guest House/ B&B, 4 packed lunches, graduation lunch, all classes and Springbank work wear. Cost of getting to Campbeltown is NOT included.


To register for the 2008 Springbank Whisky School Phone + 44 (0) 1586 552009 or e-mail whiskyschool@springbankwhisky.com

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