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For individuals new to spirits study, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas.

 Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. 


Level 1

Level 1

Class Outline

  • The basic principles of spirit production 

  • The main types and styles of spirits 

  • How to serve spirits 

  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits 

  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT) 

  • Health, safety and legal issues

  • Formal Assessment:   A closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions. 

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