The prize is awarded by Walsh Whiskey (producers of Writers’ Tears & The Irishman) to the student with the highest First Year grades in the Bachelor of Science in Brewing & Distilling course at the Institute.
“We congratulate Vladimir for his excellent results which saw him achieve the highest GPA score, not only in the brewing & distilling exams, but also across the entire science programmes,” said Bernard Walsh, Co-founder and Managing Director of Walsh Whiskey, in presenting the bursary cheque to Vladimir and addressing the Second Year undergraduate Brewing & Distilling class.
He added, “The Irish Whiskey category weathered the pandemic storm and bounced back strongly to prove it’s both globally resilient and a very good career choice for these undergraduates.”
Dr David Ryan, Programme Director for the degree course, commented, “The industry in Ireland continues to go from strength-to-strength with huge opportunities for our graduates and all of our inaugural graduating class are already working in an amazing range of exciting roles, both in Ireland and abroad.
“We continue to work closely with employers to ensure that all graduates from the programme directly meet the requirements of their future employers, but are also in a position to enter a research career or start up their own venture”.
He added, “In addition, our degree is one of only four programmes in the world to have achieved professional recognition from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling”.
Launched in 2017, the four-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Brewing & Distilling – the first of its kind in Ireland – was developed by the Institute of Technology Carlow following significant research and consultation with the industry representative organisations, national bodies and government.
The programme has received huge support from the industry.