WSET Level 1 in Spirits

Quick Details

  • Duration: 4 Hour classes
  • Schedule: Two courses
  • Exam during last hour of class

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

The course includes a study manual, lectures, guided tastings and the exam. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate and pin.

The course covers:

  • The basic principles of spirit production
  • The main types and styles of spirits
  • How to serve spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Included in this cost is a study manual, lectures, guided tastings and the exam. The exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate and pin.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.