Studying spirits with WSET

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Whether you work in spirits, or just enjoy drinking them, there’s a WSET qualification for you.

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Whether you work in spirits, or just enjoy drinking them, there’s a WSET qualification for you. This hour-long session will give you an introduction to the WSET way of learning about spirtis and how your knowledge will progress throughout your studies.

Join Ling Cheong DipWSET and Liam Scandrett to:

  • Explore our three qualifications from Level 1 through to the Level 3 Award in Spirits.
  • What’s involved at each stage of study.
  • Learn practical examples showcasing how your knowledge will build through both theory and tasting.

As well as hearing about our qualifications, there is an opportunity to ask any questions you have about our qualifications and study options to help decide which route is best for you.

You can find out more about our spirits qualifications here.


Liam Scandrett, Senior Business Development Manager - Spirits (EMEA), WSET

Liam's career in the drinks business has spanned bar and restaurant management, brand education, activation and drinks development. Always intrigued by the production processes and choices behind flavour in spirits, he studied with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) before joining the Trust in 2016. He is now WSET's Senior Business Development Manager for Spirits covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, working with organisations across these regions to provide clear, unbiased and objective spirits training. Liam holds the Institute of Brewing & Distilling General Certificate in Distilling (Grain) and has studied traditional Japanese Spirits to become an official Awamori Jinbner. He also teaches the suite of WSET spirits qualifications, up to and including the advanced Level 3 Award in Spirits.


Ling Cheong DipWSET, Regional Education Manager – Asia Pacific, WSET Asia Pacific

Ling is currently Regional Education Manager for WSET Asia Pacific, based in their Hong Kong office. Since 2019 she has been working in business development, advising and taking care of providers and educators in offering WSET qualifications. She continues to support the market to achieve the best WSET experience and quality through the Educator Training Programme and other new educator services in APAC. Ling has been working in the drinks industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience including trade (wholesaling and retailing), media, events, and education. She holds the WSET Diploma and the WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits. She is a WSET Certified Educator for both wine and spirits qualifications. She also obtained her Master of Wine Business Degree at the University of Adelaide.

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