A more intermediate-level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.
For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET-certified logo.
Two Day Course: Day 1: 9.00 am -17.00 pm. Day 2: 9.00 am -17.00 pm
February 18/02/2023 & 19/02/2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
March 30/03/2023 & 31/03/2023 (Thursday & Friday)
April 03/04/2023 & 04/04/2023 (Monday & Tuesday)
April 190/04/2023 & 20/04/2023 (Wednesday & Thursday)
May 08/05/2023 & 09/05/2023 (Monday & Tuesday)
June 17/06/2023 & 18/06/2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
July 17/07/2023 & 18/07/2023 (Monday & Tuesday)
August 19/08/2023 & 20/08/2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
September 25/09/2023 & 26/09/2023 (Monday & Tuesday)
October 26/10/2023 & 27/10/2023(Thursday & Friday)
Spirits will be dispatched in 15ml sample packs, this will include 30 samples for the level 2 award in spirits.
What you'll learn
- How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
- The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
- How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual. The exam will take place online via remote adjudication
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.
For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the specification below.
Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Kilkenny
WSET courses Ireland
Irish whiskey training
Professional development Ireland
Drink industry training
Bartender training Ireland
Wine and spirits education