WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Ireland
Spirits education & Irish whiskey training
WSET courses Ireland

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online Course - Study from Ireland, Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway

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For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. No travel required, packs will be sent in the post and the course completed from the comfort of your work or home office. 

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 of the exam, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.



One Day Course: 9.00 am - 16.00 pm.

Weekend Day Course: 10.00 am - 17.00 pm.


Course Dates: 

May 29/05/2024 (Wednesday)
June 27/06/2024 (Thursday)
July 25/07/2024 (Thursday)
August 23/08/2024 (Friday)
September 27/09/2024 (Friday)
October 25/10/2024 (Friday)




  • Spirits will be dispatch in 20ml sample packs, this will include spirit samples for the level 1 award in spirits. 



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)


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

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual. The exam will take place online via remote adjudication  

Entry Requirements

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

Requirements may vary by the course provider.


Course Information

Please see below for the specification for the Level 1 Award in Spirits. 

Students must book more than 20 working days prior to the course start date. You must email your date of birth to along with your full name. 


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