Staff at Donald Trump's golf resort are to be trained to offer golfers expert advice on whisky.
Trump International has signed up to The Whisky Ambassador, a new training scheme that aims to boost tourism and the whisky and hospitality industries by developing expertise among bar staff about Scotland's national drink.
Staff will be able to help holiday makers develop their whisky taste buds, by explaining the difference between a peaty Islay and a sweet Speyside.
It also enables staff to outline the origins of whisky and why it has become an internationally-renowned tipple and to point tourists in the direction of the nearest distilleries.
Donald Trump has already demonstrated a personal interest in the drink, selecting one of Scotland's oldest distilleries to create a limited edition whisky for his championship golf course at Menie Estate, near Balmedie, Aberdeenshire.
He picked Glendronach distillery, near Huntly, to supply the commemorative 26-year-old malt for the opening.
Mr Trump's £750m development on the Menie estate on the Aberdeenshire coast is due to open next week after two years of construction.
Adam Philp, Trump International's food and drink manager, said: "We are committed to promoting Scottish culture and heritage and helping make the country the toast of tourists.
"Training our staff to become Whisky Ambassadors is central to that. Whisky is just as much a part of Scotland's story as its golf and we will offer the very best of both."
Sue Beatt, from The Whisky Ambassador, added: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Trump International Golf Links in the home of golf and the home of whisky to help customers learn about our national drink.
"So many people stick to selling and drinking only the best known brands but there is a whole world of wonderful whiskies out there to explore. Our partnership should give weary golfers the perfect tonic at the 19th hole."
The course will be provided at the Trump International Golf Links in conjunction with the British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB) and Aberdeen's leading licensing solicitors James and George Collie.
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