This is an advanced level course for professionals working within the spirits industry. This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. It develops a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations.
The course combines tasting and applying theoretical knowledge to explain why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.
The following topics will be covered:
- Unit 1:
- knowledge of techniques used in spirit production;
- factors that affect the style and quality of spirits; and,
- knowledge of additional spirit categories.
- Unit 2:
- how to taste spirits; and,
- describing spirits characteristics and evaluating their quality.
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits or demonstrate the equivalent knowledge level. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course and exam to participate in any alcohol tasting.
A minimum study time requirement of 84 hours is needed to complete this course, this includes:
- 30 hours delivery time with a WSET course provider;
- 51.5 hours personal study and revision time; and,
- 2.5-hour examination.