Stuart’s classes provided a expertly curated tour through the great whisky regions of the world. As a professional distiller I spend a lot of time around whisky, but I still heard and tasted a lot that was new and exciting. Stuart’s anecdotes and knowledge helped put familiar staples in a new light and the tastings included some wonderful surprises. Beginners won’t feel lost either – the classes should give them a solid footing (and eager thirst) for future exploration.
— Andy Garrison, Distiller at New Deal and Stone Barn Distilleries
Every time I take one of your classes, whisky sales increase in my bar for weeks and months afterwards. I can pass on your knowledge to my staff and customers and can track the results. Not only does this knowledge make me more passionate about whisky, it just makes good business sense.
— Michael Anderson, former bar manager at Circa 33, Portland
I can honestly sell whiskey ten times better since I took Ramsay’s dram Academy of Whisky classes. The increased confidence in my knowledge alone has paid for the classes.
— Phillip T. Pearson, Lead Bartender, Paddy’s Bar & Grill, Portland