Borders College

Distillery visit for catering students

Students from Catering and Hospitality programmes at Borders College recently enjoyed a field trip to a Tranent whisky distillery, enhancing their knowledge of alcoholic beverages.

Catering students visit

Pictured left to right are Angus Levell, Erin McAleer, Billy Brogan, Hannah Finnie, Dylan Hogarth, Selina Scott, Caitlin Jackson, Richard McKenzie, Jason Bell and Bryn Howell

The levels 2 and 3 students were accompanied by lecturer Fiona Nichol to Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery where they were given a guided tour, looking at all processes involved in distilling whisky from the raw materials through to the finished product.

The tour culminated in a tasting of 2 of Glenkinchie’s whiskies.

The knowledge the students gained on their visit will help them to complete their ‘Alcoholic Beverages: an Introduction’ unit, a required part of their training.

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Published: Wed 21st Mar, 2018