WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

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, you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits 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.
To my knowledge there is simply no better brand-agnostic qualification available in spirits.

Paloma Alos – Director, Difford's Guide

What you'll learn

  • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 26 hours of study time, including 14 hours of classroom or online delivery time with a WSET course provider.* 

Available to study in these languages:

*Delivery will vary by course provider; however, this is the minimum requirement that should be met.

Assessment

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

Entry requirements

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. Requirements may vary by course provider.

Course Information

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.

 

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