About the programme

The Gin Ambassador was proudly launched in response to the huge global popularity of The Whisky Ambassador – our sister programme and the world’s first accredited whisky training.

It’s no secret what a powerful comeback gin has made in recent years, and rightly so, as one of history’s most iconic spirits. With such a vast variety of flavour profiles, distillation methods and serve styles now gracing shelves across the world, it’s safe to say this juniper gem is truly here to stay, following a remarkable journey through the ages.

The Gin Ambassador training programme has been expertly designed to teach you all you need to know about this famously versatile drink, by those who know it best. Whether you’re a hospitality professional or simply an avid gin fan, it is the ultimate way to mark the revival of a truly legendary spirit.

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What we cover

The Gin Ambassador is a one day CPD-accredited training programme, put together by industry experts, that covers a vast array of exciting gin-based topics and practical activities:

  • Gin through the centuries: its origin and history
  • Gin production methods
  • Botanicals
  • Gin styles
  • Gin cocktails
  • The perfect serve
  • Gin tasting and making

After tasting gins boasting different flavours and styles, as well as creating your very own gin sample to take away with you, your newfound knowledge will be put to the test. Successfully complete a 30-question and practical aroma exam to be awarded your prestigious Gin Ambassador certificate and exclusive lapel pin.

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Upcoming training

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From our blog

Gin and the British Navy (Part 3)

Sep 1: The development of Navy Strength gin is perhaps the most notable legacy of the Navy's association with the spirit. This high-proof gin, characterised by its robust flavour and potency, remains a popular choice among gin enthusiasts. It represents a distinct style within the gin category, appreciated for its intensity and its historical connection to the naval tradition of 'proofing.'

Gin and the British Navy (Part 2)

Aug 25: As gin's popularity within the British Navy grew, so too did its influence on naval traditions and practices. One of the most significant of these was the daily 'rum ration' or 'tot,' a practice that had its roots in the 17th century. Originally, the ration consisted of beer, but due to the difficulties in storing beer for long voyages, it was replaced with spirits, primarily rum, but gin was also included, especially on ships patrolling colder climates.

Gin and the British Navy

Aug 18: The relationship between gin and the British Navy is a fascinating chapter in the spirit's history, intertwining maritime tradition, global exploration, and medicinal practice. This connection was established during the late 17th century and continued well into the 20th century, leaving an indelible mark on the culture and customs of the British Navy.

Gin Mare: A firm favourite

Feb 18: How many times have you been asked “What’s your favourite gin?” On my part, countless times, and the answer changes not necessarily every time, but definitely on where I am, my mood, the temperature outside, the temperature inside… you get my drift!