Course Details

We aim to instill the very best attitude in our graduates, to reinvigorate and inspire their enthusiasm for their craft by educating them on the legacy they have inherited from the cultures of days gone by.

Modern Professional Bartender

A three day course experience that delivers an in-depth exploration of exactly what defines the modern bartender, at the highest level, in today’s ever changing industry.

Duration:

Total – 3 Day Course

2 Day Course Tutoring 930am till 530pm
+
1 Day Examination Presentation and Certification from 1230pm till 530pm 
at our monthly Drinkubator 

See Dates Below

Cost: 

£295 per person

Available Dates: 

Course Dates

 

Aug Fully booked 

Available Dates
29th 30th Sept 1st Oct
27th 28th 29th Oct
24th 25th 26th Nov


Exam / Drinkubator Dates
1st Oct
3rd Sept
29th Oct
26th Nov

Please email to confirm interest and place on our next MPB Certificate. 

Course Tutor: 

Scott Gemmell & Co

This three-day course experience delivers an in-depth exploration of exactly what defines the modern bartender, at the highest level, in today’s changing industry. The course provides historical context for individual product categories, their production methods, and their impact, as well as the historical and contextual background of the industry itself and its evolution from our ancient past to its modern incarnation.

Our aim is to instill the very best attitude in our graduates, to reinvigorate and inspire their enthusiasm for their craft by educating them on the legacy they have inherited from the cultures of days gone by.

To this end, we deliver a very hands-on, experiential, three-day session. From a firm grounding in the physical skills required, through to the contextual service of all drink styles… Our students will go on to master the craft of the cocktail in all its modern and historic guises; preparation techniques, key methods, and social skills, foundational pouring skills and bar setup, right through to advanced garnish techniques. We work towards your examination, certification and original drink creation on your final day, allowing the candidates to explore the art of balance, precision, confidence, and contextual skills that are essential to ensure our graduates return to work with a renewed passion for the profession and also a measurable impact on your business to provide both return for the individuals, guests, and business too. 

A broad range within our tasting options allows us to explore those aspects of focus which are most appropriate to the experience and current employment of our students. Tasting sessions wherein we explore wine, beer, whisky, and gin give our students the ability to have first hand contact with the different nuances within each, which when combined with our academic focus on production methods and historical context, allows our students to raise their own floor and become accomplished in recommendation, pairing and bespoke tailoring for their guests.

We ensure that our students complete their course with as much hands-on experience in a flowing and creative environment as possible, supported by trainers who work at the highest level within our industry. The additional flair, tips, and tricks of the trade which flow from the experience and confidence of our trainers guarantees to add flair and passion to each and every one of our students, ensuring that they are able to return to work with a wealth of new knowledge, skill, and experience to share with their colleagues and guests alike.

Your last day is known as the Drinkubator, this is where our students are given the chance to bring together everything they have learned so far and challenge their own creativity, whilst meeting with representatives special guests of the very best in our industry who alongside your tutors will be providing essential feedback our drinks presentations.

Please note:  Every candidate will be provided with course manuals, hot & soft drink refreshments plus food at our Drinkubator Certification events on the last Thursday of every month. In addition to this, the course manual and materials are also inclusive plus a complimentary book titled Spirits Distilled by a great author Mark Ridgewell. This book is for your own reading and comes with a multiple-choice questionnaire at the end of each chapter to help with the retention of information, it covers all categories of alcoholic liquids. (This is not compulsory reading prior to your Exam however highly recommended) 

Course manual and material retention will be assessed on the 3rd day of the course at our Drinkubator with 20-minute multiple-choice exam. On top of this, you will have to present two original twisted classic cocktails of your own creation with a wild card classic cocktail too. Judging will be informal and be conducted by your course tutors alongside special guests & established industry bar professionals.  Upon completion, you will be presented with a high-quality certificate & badge plus photo of your time with us at Scotland’s No 1 School of Professional Bartending.      

"The Liquid Academy was the perfect place to fine tune your skills as a bartender, no matter what level you are at. From training on the most effective ways of movement to learning about the history of the profession. The guys at Liquid Academy had a huge impact on my team. On top of everything, they also provided us with theoretical social and practical disciplines which have lifted and changed the culture of hospitality within our squad. I would thoroughly recommend this course to bartenders of all levels & wish them every success in continuing to provide the leading bartender course in Scotland and the UK."
John Grigor
Cut Bothwell, Bar Manager

For more information you can email the team by clicking the button below or call 0141 628 6250 –  or email info@liquid-academy.co.uk