The Whisky Open Proficiency Program is designed to train, enhance and maintain your whisky sensory abilities. Single Round Annual Program No of Rounds 1 4 Cost per round £275 £247.50 TVS Access Limited Full Certification No Yes Proficiency Test In/Out In/Out Subscription Pay as you go Annual subscription Round 1 – April Round 2 – July Round 3 – October Round 4 – January Some of the benefits for joining: – Certification received for all participants in the program – Reduce risk of undesirable product release – Sensory feedback from across whole organisation or distillery – Reduced specialised sensory training costs for panelist – Learn strengths and weaknesses to hone skills accordingly – Encourages staff retention and attracts new talent – Improves product awareness Proficiency is the next step after you’re trained to recognise the 14 flavours included in the scheme (available to purchase from our online store). As well as the Control sample, the program also features the following flavours: – Buttery (Diacetyl) – Butyric – Cereal/Malty (Malty-biscuity) – Coconut (Whisky Lactone) – Floral (Geraniol) – Fruity/Estery (Isoamyl acetate) – Green/Grassy (Acetaldehyde) – Musty – Medicinal – Smoky – Spicy – Vanilla – Sulphury/Rotten Vegetable – Sulphury/Rubbery (Leathery) Regular calibration uses FlavorActiV‘s proprietary proficiency software and Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards to benchmark, troubleshoot and develop individual tasting abilities. The Whisky Open Proficiency Program involves 1 calibration pack received quarterly. Testing packs will be IN / OUT scheme, which tests the ability to identify defects outside of product quality specification. Once the tasting is complete, you need to log your results on our Whisky Open Proficiency Program TVS2 platform. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone your skills to track your improvement over time. The Whisky Open Proficiency Program engine is mobile friendly and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Certification is received for all participants who successfully complete the program.