Irish Whiskey and Spirits Institute
Irish Whiskey and Spirits Institute is a WSET Approved Programme Provider offering a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits & liqueurs through WSET Level 1 & 2 Award in Spirits.
Whether beginner or intermediate, all our students will 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.
Our course take place all around Ireland, sign up for updates on upcoming course
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 SpiritsExplore the process of production and learn how to write tasting notes
Develop your SkillsHow to assess a spirits character and quality
Ewan Paterson - Distillery Visitor Experience Supervisor at Clonakilty Distillery Limited
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.
Andrew Langford - Shannon College of Hotel Management
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.
Neil Conway - Head Brewer at Waterford Distillery
Excellent course.I would highly recommend it to anyone in the business of buying,selling,producing or just interested in Spirits . Thanks Nick
Eric Flynn - JJ Corry
"Thanks Nick. Interesting and thoroughly enjoyable day. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to develop a breath of understanding of spirit development and taste. 🥃"
Chris Hayes - Teeling Whiskey Distillery European Brand Ambassador
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.