gin and tonicgift-vouchersLearn about the characteristics of the principal spirits and liqueurs from around the world, the key brands and their styles together with a general introduction to the general production techniques in a fun and relaxed environment on this 3 day course.

Our tutors are not only WSET approved but WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits graduates.  They are also professional and experienced corporate trainers who use their knowledge and skill in modern training techniques to add the WOW factor to make each subject matter easy to understand and absorb.

This internationally recognised vocational training course is accredited at Level 2 in the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and aimed at employees in the drinks and hospitality industry or enthusiasts wishing to gain more in-depth knowledge of spirits and liqueurs.

COST  £ 355 including VAT

Fee includes LUNCH (see opposite), study materials, spirit tastings, tuition, examination and provision of tasting glasses during the course

EVERY lecture day, we provide a really lovely lunch for you to enjoy as well as experience and learn about food and wine matching first hand!! ALL included in the course fee!!

EVERY lecture day, we provide a really lovely lunch for you to enjoy!! ALL included in the course fee!!

all inclusive

EXAMINATION  50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes.  A mark of 55% required to pass


booknowCode L2S3016/York/9.15-5.00pm

  • Friday to Sunday 16th to 18th March 2018
  • Exam Sunday 18th March 2018


booknowCode L2S3017/York/9.15-5.00pm

  • Friday to Sunday 16th to 18th November 2018
  • Exam Sunday 18th November 2018


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Not seeing the dates you fancy?  Let us know, there maybe something in the pipeline or a private course running that you may be able to join!

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS  All bookings are on the basis that you have read and agreed to the Booking Terms and Conditions.  Click here.

CONTENT  Subjects studied Content: –

Entry Requirement  None

Tasting Spirit Technique  Taste and describe spirits and liqueurs using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits and Liqueurs and Social Responsibility

Spirit Production  Study their production, what options are available to distillers and how they influence the style of the spirit.  Areas include: –

  • 5 common steps
  • Raw materials
  • Fermentation
  • Distillation – key principles include bath distillation and continuous distillation
  • Post Distillation: – maturation, blending and finishing

Principal Categories of International Spirits and Liqueurs Learn about the key characteristics, styles and brands of the principal categories of international spirits and liqueurs:

  • Vodka, Flavoured Spirits & Liqueurs: – includes Gin, Aniseed flavoured spirits, bitters and related cocktails
  • Sugar Cane Spirits: –  Rum styles including Rum based cocktails
  • Tequila: – styles
  • Fruit Spirits: – Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, Pisco, Grappa, Calvados, fruit spirit related cocktails
  • Whiskies: – Scotch, Irish, Bourbon & Tennesse Whiskey, Canadian

Study Materials Students will receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits Study Pack, consisting of the ‘Distilling Knowledge’ course book and study guide together with a WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits and Liqueurs card

Course styles and durations Day Release Courses – 3 lecture days plus 1 hour examination.  Evening Courses – 2 ½ hours one evening per week for 7 weeks including 1 hour examination.

Recommended Private Study Minimum 16 hours of private study is recommended for this course (minimum of 28 hours in total)

Certification All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin


Q.  How much prior knowledge of spirits and liqueurs should I have before attending this course?

A.  None at all.  This course has been devised for individuals with an aptitude to learn rather than a prior knowledge of spirits and liqueurs.

Q.  What is the recommended self study time for this programme?

A. Obviously people learn at different speeds and how much prior knowledge of wines and spirits you have before you start the course, will have a bearing on this.  For a successful outcome, we do highly recommend that all students spend at least 28 hours of self study time.

Q.  How long can I take to complete my studies?

A.  Once booked on to a course, the dates are fixed, however, it is possible to transfer to another course or delay sitting your exam.  Costs may apply as detailed in the terms and conditions.

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