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The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirts is the perfect stepping stone for those who intend to progress to the level 3 or those who want to learn more advanced knowledge on distillation techniques and the intricate details of spirits production through this world class qualification.

Then this course is perfect for you and is a pre-requisite for you to go on to study the advanced level 3 qualification. We are able to offer WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits either as a 3-day classroom based course or via online learning.

Some of the things you will learn;

  • The 4 key stages of spirits production

  • The raw materials required for different types of spirit production

  • The process of fermentation and distillation

  • The parts that make up a pot still, a column still and their function

  • Fermentation and the winemaking process

  • How fruit spirits are made and the different legal requirements required to make particular styles of fruit spirit (Brandy, Grappa, Pisco)

  • Whisky production (USA, Scotland, Ireland and other areas)

  • Rum production and the choices affecting style

  • Agave spirit production (Tequila and Mezcal)

  • Vodka production

  • The principle types of flavoured spirits (Gin, Spiced rum, Aniseed spirits etc..) and aromatised wines

  • The common equipment and glassware 

  • Important cocktail ingredients

  • The cocktail families

  • How to systematically taste spirits according to the WSET SAT at Level 2

What you will receive;

  • All study materials

  • Expert tutoring from a WSET accredited educator

  • The use of the glassware and spittoons

  • At least 25 different wines tasted

  • Examination and related fees are included

  • Certificate - for those who pass will receive a certificate worthy of being framed and a lapel​

How it is assessed;

  • A 50-question multiple choice examination, with a pass rate of 55% (28/50)

  • A merit (70-84%) and distinction (85%+) grade is attainable 

If you want to know more about this course to ensure it is right for you, then read through the specification by clicking the image below or contact us at and let's chat!



  • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
    WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
    22nd, 23rd & 29th Oct 2022 (9am - 5pm)
    South West London
    22nd, 23rd & 29th Oct 2022 (9am - 5pm)
    South West London
    22nd, 23rd & 29th Oct 2022 (9am - 5pm)
    South West London
    The 3-day qualification is the perfect course for the enthusiast who wants to build on their spirits knowledge. The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits covers the main categories of spirits and liqueurs and examines the influences of production methods on the different styles available in each category.
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