A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.
For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, this qualification provides comprehensive training. You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories, while also exploring key brands and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
Day 1 10:00am to 5:00pm
Day 2 10:00am to 5:00pm (exam at 5:30pm)
The Level of Knowledge Needed to Take This Course: None necessary.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 12 hours of classroom or online delivery time.
Session One: Overview and Introduction to Spirits Tasting
Session Two: Cognac, Armagnac, and Spanish Brandy
Session Three: Grain Based Spirits: Scotch, Bourbon, and Whiskies of the World
Session Four: Other Brandies and Vodka
Session Five: Vegetable Based Spirits: Rum, Tequila, and others
Session Six: Gin, Liqueurs and Flavored Spirits
Session Seven: Review and Exam
To obtain the WSET® Level 2 Award Certificate in Spirits, you will need to successfully pass the 50 multiple choice question exam.
Upon successful completion of this WSET® Level 2 Certification Course, you will have gained
- Training in the broad range of spirits and liqueur, knowledge which will help you in sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry.
- WSET® Tutored tasting of spirits
- Knowledge of the systematic approach to tasting that will allow you to assess a spirit’s quality and price
- Level 2 Award in Spirits Certification from the WSET®