This course is the ideal starting point for the novice spirits enthusiast, or those working with spirits.
About the course
This hands-on course will guide you, using sight, smell and taste, through the world’s key spirit categories and production methods. The course is designed to introduce spirits in an interactive, structured and concise manner.
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Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
- The basic principles of spirit production
- The main types and styles of spirits
- Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
- Tutored tastings of 10 spirits
- How to serve spirits
- How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
Do I need any prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.
What study options are available?
At WSET School London we have one classroom delivery option for this course.
We do not currently offer the Level 1 Award in Spirits course online.
9.15am – 5.00pm
How much does it cost?
The cost includes all study materials, spirits samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.
The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions.
This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
It was such a brilliant experience! From my point of view it was great to taste so many products in an unbiased and marketing-free environment.