WSET Spirits from £135

Our award-winning WSET training will give you the edge in the employment market.

We won a Crumbs Award in November 2018. The judges chose us because of our great testimonials and students winning international recognition. They praised us as “highly valuable to the industry” thanks to “real expertise”.

Our local wine school network won Riedel’s WSET Educator of the Year in 2015 and members of our network have been nominated four years out of the last six.

Make yourself shine with a WSET qualification.

This qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of spirits to help prepare a person for jobs in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry. This course will also appeal to the interested spirits consumer. Approximately 15 spirits are tasted and analysed. You will gain a deeper understanding of Distillation, Whisky, Gin, Liqueur, Cognac, Tequila and Rum.



The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction into spirits including detail on how to market and serve them, how they are made and how to taste like a professional. You will taste and analyse approximately 15 spirits. It's also a lot of fun!

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 1 Award in spirits lapel pin.)


The main categories of spirits:

Learn all about Whisky, Gin, Rum, Cognac, Tequila, Vodka and Liqueurs! How are they made? Why are some so much more expensive than others?

Process of distillation

Factors affecting the flavour of spirit

The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits

Health, safety and legal issues

Service and sales of spirits

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple choice paper of 30 questions

To view the course specification click here

Entry Requirements:
Students and candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held will NOT be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their course, but this is NOT a barrier for successfully completing the qualification.

How to gain the qualification: At the end of the day you must successfully complete a multiple choice paper of 30 questions







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