Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblair’s base spirit.
Since its debut in 2009 BarSmarts Wired has registered more than 5,000 bartenders and mixologists from the US and overseas.
The programme, which is updated twice a year, covers topics including Spirits Knowledge and Tasting, Industry History, Cocktail Knowledge and Technique, Bartending for Career Advancement, and Service and Profit.
According to Pernod Ricard USA, those who complete the training are eligible for “advanced education, VIP invitations to industry events, networking opportunities and discounts to various 'cocktail weeks' across the country”.
Interested bartenders can register by visiting barsmarts.com and entering the promotion code ‘Spring2012’.