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WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits

This is a one-day course (9:30-5:30) with tastings.

This qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of spirits to help prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry. This course may also appeal to the interested spirits consumer. The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction into spirits including details on how to market and serve them.

Program Outline:

  • The main categories of spirits
  • Process of distillation
  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
  • The WSET® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
  • Health, safety, and legal issues
  • Service and sales of spirits

Examination: To gain the qualification students must pass a multiple choice test of 30 questions.

Specification for the WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits