WSET L1 Spirits - Sundays Online

WSET L1 Spirits - Sundays Online

This qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of spirits to help prepare a person for jobs in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry.

This course will also appeal to the interested spirits consumer.  


TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE BOOK BY 19th JULY 2020. To book after this date please contact the wine school before booking to ensure we can accommodate you. 


What you can Expect?

You will gain a deeper understanding of Distillation, Vodka, Whisky, Gin, Liqueur, Cognac, Tequila and Rum and how they are made. 


How Will You Benefit? 

The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction into spirits including detail on how to market and serve them, how they are made and how to taste like a professional. 

We recommend that you purchase up to 8 spirits (available from to support the course learning. This is recommended but not compulsory. 

It's also a lot of fun! 


Course Format

  • Your course will be taught on Zoom
  • From 10.30am and 1pm on Sundays 26th July and 2nd August
  • You’ll be sent a link to the meeting in the days before the course starts.
  • The Zoom sessions will be recorded so that if you have to miss a session you can catch up in your own time.  


The Exam

To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions 

Successful students will receive a WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits certificate and lapel pin.

The exam can now be held remotely (online from your own home).

The price of the remote exam is included in the cost of the course, however you will need to arrange the date of this exam with your wine school. 15 working days notice required. 



Programme Outline: 

  • The main categories of spirits 
  • Learn all about Whisky, Gin, Rum, Cognac, Tequila, Vodka and Liqueurs! How are they made? Why are some so much more expensive than others? 
  • Process of distillation 
  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirit 
  • The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits 
  • Service and sales of spirits 
  • To gain the knowledge students need to successfully pass a multiple choice paper of 30 questions 
  • To view the course specification click here 


The Spirits to Taste

We recommend that you purchase up to 8 spirits (available from to support the course learning. This is recommended but not compulsory. 


Order summary


Courvoisier VSOP Cognac Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle


Courvoisier VS 3* Cognac Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle


1800 Silver Tequila Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle


Bells Original Blended Scotch Whisky Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle


Bacardi Superior Rum Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle


Smirnoff Red Label Vodka Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle


Captain Morgan Dark Rum 5cl - Miniature × 1
Single Bottle


Gordons London Dry Gin Miniature - 5cl × 1
Single Bottle




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Course Date/Time: Sun 19th Jul 2020 at

Duration: 2 weeks

Venue: online course


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Event Price: £145.00







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