WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.

For individuals new to the subject, 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.

What you’ll learn:

■ 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)

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six guided learning hours


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

How much does it cost?

The cost includes all study materials, spirits samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.

Course information

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