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June 27 – July 24
Registration closes June 16, 2022 at 6pm ET.
Exam can be done online July 31, 2022 at noon or in person at a later date.
A beginner level introduction to spirits for anyone starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. This course offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. Explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
What You’ll Learn
The basic principles of spirit production
The main types and styles of spirits
How to serve spirits
Factors affecting the flavor of spirits
How to accurately taste and describe spirits using WSET’s Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®
The online course will be based around a four-week, seven module online learning program with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in sequential order during this four-week window. The course material should take about six hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles.
Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. All the required spirits for the course can be found in the “Recommended Tasting Samples for this Course” section online. Any additional spirits can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
For the complete specification for this course click here.