WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits underpins the skills needed in all areas of the spirit trade – customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. The course covers the history, production and style of spirits of the world: Cognac, Armagnac and other brandies; Scotch, Bourbon and whiskeys; white spirits, including vodka, rum, Tequila, gin; and liqueurs and other flavored spirits. Tasting is part of every session.

Who is it aimed at
  • People employed in the spirits industry needing basic information on the characteristics of the principal spirits and liqueurs of the world, to provide guidance on brand selection and assist with tasting and evaluating of spirits and liqueurs using the Systematic Approach to Tasting.
  • People who are not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in spirits and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way.
The Exam:

There is a one hour exam at the end of the course that consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

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Topics

  1. Taste and describe spirits like the professionals using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®
  2. Learn how spirits are made and the influence of production methods on the style of spirit produced
  3. Grape Brandies: Cognac, Armagnac, Spanish Brandies and Pisco / Pomace Brandies: Grappa / Other fruit-based spirits: Calvados
  4. Whiskies: Scotch, Irish, North American / Vodka: unflavoured/flavoured
  5. Fruit, seed/nut, cream, herb/spices