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Training Programmes


Aroma Academy training programmes are world leading and have been developed by Aroma professionals. Taught to drinks industry professionals and enthusiasts alike in a fun, informative, interactive and educational way that ignites their passion for the rich variety of flavours and aromas found in their favourite alcoholic drinks.

The training programmes have been designed to cater for all skill levels from an introductory two-hour class for the aroma novice to the three step core programme comprising of the  Foundation Level, Intermediate Level and the higher Advanced Level.
Initially Aroma Academy Australia will be offering both the Introductory and Foundation Level programme with the higher levels coming later. To enquire about the availability of training in your area please contact us

How it works

It is entirely up to course participants how far along the journey to expertise they wish to travel. Each programme is specifically crafted to the “students” alcohol of choice be it Whisky, Wine, Gin, Rum or Bourbon.

Introductory Sessions – 2 hours

These short classes are a fun and informative quick introduction to the world of aroma recognition and a perfect lead in the full suite of Aroma Academy Training Programmes.

Foundation Level – 1 Day Programme

A real introduction to the Sense of Smell, the basic methodologies and tools to allow the true development of your Aroma Recognition Skills. Suitable for all audiences this popular one day programme covers aroma recognition, aroma vocabulary, calibrating your nose and aroma profiling.

Intermediate Level – 2 Day Programme (coming soon)

As you would expect this programme builds on the basics of the Foundation Level, providing more depth and detail regarding the aromas, their sources (including some chemistry) and how this affects the aroma/flavour profiles. Participants will learn more about the subtle nuances of the sub categories of aroma families, and how to build this knowledge into a more useful identification pathway. To attain the Intermediate Diploma, there is an optional 1 hour exam at the end of level 2. This course is suitable for the enthusiast connoisseur and for all levels of the drinks, food and hospitality industries.

Advanced Level – 3 Day Programme (coming soon)

This level of the programme finalises the aroma and sensory journey for the majority of advanced participants. It provides a deeper understanding of the e psychology of smell, aroma profiling and the intricacies of the science of smell. The influence of molecular structures are explored, showing the relevance of the aroma and flavour you are smelling or seeking to identify to the end product. The three days will typically include a visit to a distillery, winery or brewery to experience, in person, the production process at the heart of flavour development.
There is an examination at the end of this course and successful candidates will be awarded their Aroma Academy Diploma in Aroma Training.

Training Programme Overview

The Aroma Academy Training Programmes are focused on the development of category specific (Whisky, Wine, Gin, Rum & Bourbon) Aroma Recognition Skills.
This training should be considered as the foundation stone on which your route to knowledge and expertise is developed. It provides the key practical skill to be able to identify, distinguish and articulate the aromas and flavours of the finished product which, after all, is the end result of everything you may wish to learn in wine training or spirits training programmes regarding the influence of raw materials, or their source, or the production process or the maturation process.
To take the Wine category as just one example, if you wish to further your wine education, it is a significant advantage, as you travel on that journey, to not only be knowledgeable about the key aromas and flavours associated with the main grape types, but to have the confidence that you are able to identify and articulate them in any given wine. In essence, we provide the key practical skills to complement the more theoretical elements of your wine education.
For more detail regarding the training programmes or to enquire about attending please contact us.