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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

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2 x Full days 10.30 to 6pm on 20th and 21st Dec

Event Description

On this course you'll be taught to critically assess spirits using Systematic Approach to Tasting. It provides drinks professionals with the knowledge required to do their job, but it will also appeal to the casual sipper who wishes to learn more about their favourite tipple!

This course will be taught over two fill days on 20th and 21st Deccember and the exam will take place in the afternoon of the final day. 

This qualification teaches students a simple but comprehensive knowledge of spirits to help prepare a person for jobs in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry. 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 classic cocktails.

You will be taught to critically assess spirits using WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. 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.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE BOOK BY Tuesday 6th December  

To book after this date please contact the wine school first to ensure we can accommodate you.

 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! 

You'll taste a variety of different spirits as part of your classroom experience including a selection of  whiskies, different styles of rum, a range of gins and some  very tasty brandy.  Some of our tastings will be conducted blind to help you focus your tasting technique and calibrate your palate- it's hard work, but lots of fun!

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

Programme Outline:

- 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

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions
To view the course specification, click here

How to get there

Hodsock Priory
Blyth, Nottinghamshire,
S81 0TY

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