Online class with spirits samples, Exam to take place post Covid-19 restrictions

WSET Award in Spirits Education

Whether working in the hospitality industry or just a spirit enthusiast, explore different spirits and liqueurs by joining one of our beginner or more intermediate level courses to gain certified WSET level 1 & 2 Award qualifications by taking one of our course in Ireland

Irish Whiskey and Spirits Institute

  • A World of Spirits

  • Explore the process of production and learn how to write tasting notes
  • Develop your Skills

  • How to assess a spirits character and quality

A World of Spirits

Explore the process of production and learn how to write tasting notes

Develop your Skills

How to assess a spirits character and quality

Distillery Clients

Testimonials

Nick expertly led the class through the course content, busting some myths and exploring the key information on each spirit category, including production techniques, labelling and typical characteristics. Tasting and evaluating spirits is a big part of the training, tough job, and this included discussion with Nick and the course participants to fully explore the wide selection of samples presented. A fantastic two days of training which has given me more confidence and knowledge for my role at Clonakilty Distillery and a greater appreciation of the wider spirits family.

Ewan Paterson - Distillery Visitor Experience Supervisor at Clonakilty Distillery Limited

Nick is truly passionate about spirits and this was very evident in his approach to teaching this subject. The students enjoyed the classes with Nick and found his style of teaching easy to follow and understand.  I look forward to Nicholas returning to the college offering the WSET courses in the coming months.

Andrew Langford - Shannon College of Hotel Management

Excellent course.I would highly recommend it to anyone in the business of buying,selling,producing or just interested in Spirits . Thanks Nick

Neil Conway - Head Brewer at Waterford Distillery

"Thanks Nick. Interesting and thoroughly enjoyable day. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to develop a breath of understanding of spirit development and taste. 🥃"

Eric Flynn - JJ Corry

Brilliant course! Nick is very informative, easy going, approachable and overall a great teacher!  Your taste buds will be in awe with everything you get to taste in this 2 day intensive course! Having come in with a decent spirits knowledge, I honestly learned a lot from this and would recommend to people of all levels who want to learn a bit more about how to taste and discuss the world of spirits.

Chris Hayes - Teeling Whiskey Distillery European Brand Ambassador