Level 2 – WSET® Award in Spirits

Who should attend?

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liquers, you will learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You will also explore the key practices of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails.

How will you benefit?
  • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET® Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
Outline programme
  • the Spirits Market
  • Production
  • Brandy, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, Tequila
  • Gin and other flavoured spirits
  • Liqueurs and fruit spirits
  • the sale and service of spirits
  • how to taste spirits using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
To gain the Level 2 qualification candidates will be required to:

Successfully complete

  • a multiple choice paper of 50 questions

(N.B. Instruction, course material and the examination in the English language) 

Included in the course price are: – The course material, the spirits samples, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust examination (recognised in over 80 countries in the World), the teaching, as well as access to our study support site during the course of study

Required prior knowledge: – None

(N.B. if you are not sure, contact us, so that we can help you choose the course level according to your needs and objectives).

Guided learning hours: – It is recommended that a candidate should allocate a minimum of 28 hours of study to successfully complete the full programme. The hours will usually be a combination of taught and private study time. It is recommended that the teaching delivery time is no less than 12 hours

Learning outcomes – at the end of this course, the candidate will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the key factors influencing the production of spirits and liqueurs and how these factors influence the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • display a basic understanding of the world and local markets for spirits and liqueurs, and explain the importance of branding in the spirits and liqueurs market
  • describe the characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • produce tasting notes using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
  • use knowledge to make recommendations for the selection, service and use of spirits and liqueurs
  • understand the social and health issues relating to spirits and liqueurs

Progression routes – on successful completion of the Level 2 Award in Spirits, the candidate will be able to progress to:

Level 3 – WSET® in Spirits – This is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit

Our Operations Management Courses:
  • Advanced Wine Service Skills
  • Beverage and Wine List Development
  • Performance Analysis for Wine and Beverage Lists
  • Manage Cellar and Beverage Operations

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