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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits - ONLINE - Tuesday Evenings

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This interactive online course is taught via live Zoom lessons. It covers a simple but comprehensive product knowledge of spirits . Alongside knowledge of distillation, methods of production and key facts on the major spirit categories, this course also teaches students the basics of preparation and service of basic cocktails. You will be taught to critically assess spirits using WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. As well as providing drinks professionals with the basic competencies required to do their job, this course will also appeal to the interested spirits consumer who wishes to learn more about their favourite tipple!

You will gain a deeper understanding of Distillation, Vodka, Whisky, Gin, Liqueurs, Aromatised Wines, Brandy and other Fruit Spirits, Tequila and Rum and how they are made.

Programme dates:

  • Week 1 - Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July 7-9pm
  • Week 2-  Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st July 7-9pm
  • Week 3 - Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th July 7-9pm

The Zoom sessions will be recorded so that if you have to miss a session you can catch up in your own time.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE BOOK BY Fri 2nd July 2021. To book after this date please contact us first, to ensure we can accommodate you.


  • The main categories of spirits
  • Process of distillation including the role of pot still vs column stills
  • Maturation of spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirit including base material, fermentation, distillation, post-distillation activities and maturation.
  • The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
    Service and sales of spirits including introduction to cocktails

 What Can You Expect?

The course was designed with drinks trade professionals in mind, so you will learn a lot about how different spirits are made, how to accurately describe their aromas and flavours, and how to best serve them. The course has proven very popular with drinks enthusiasts who are not working in the trade because of the insight you gain in learning how spirits are made and particularly in learning how to taste them like a pro! Our teaching platform will be Zoom, so you can still enjoy all the benefits of a classroom experience, ask your teacher questions and taste along all together.

We recommend that you purchase up to 20 spirits (available from to support the course learning. This is recommended, but it is not compulsory and not required in order to pass the exam (which is a multiple-choice theory exam), but it will make the course even more fun!


To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple choice paper of 50 questions which can be taken online via a Remote Invigilation system giving you the flexibility to take the exam at a time and date of your choice. Please note WSET require15 working days’ notice is required to arrange an online exam.

Successful students will receive a WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits certificate and lapel pin.

To view the course specification, including sample exam questions,  click here

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This event is online only.

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