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Online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits
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Online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits

Discover the key spirit styles at your own pace.

Wherever and whenever, take the time for an introduction to spirits and learn about the nature behind every drop.
Would you like to know more about the world’s distilled beverages anddecipher the labels of the different categories? This beginner-level spirits course, designed for new industry professionals and enthusiasts, offers a simple and practical approach to the world of spirits.
You will gain knowledge of the key styles and categories, their characteristics, and the fundamentals of proper storage and service of spirits.


The Online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits is divided into five modules five delivered entirely through a 4-week e-learning platform access. An educator monitors the learners’ progress throughout the study programme. Modules must entirely through weeks. for better understanding, but students can complete them at their own pace during the course duration. An estimated 12-hour study time is required, plus the necessary revision time before the examination. Regular access to and active participation in online activities are essential for this learning mode.

Accessibility of training to people with disabilities. Contact our disability advisor on 05 57 71 75 61 or by email contact@wisp-campus.com in order to study together the necessary arrangements.

Who can benefit from the online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits?

Spirits enthusiasts who wish to know everything there is to know.

Sommeliers

Entrepreneurs, wine merchants and professionals of the international spirits trade who wish to obtain highly-valued skills and a recognised qualification.

Those involved in wine and spirits tourism.

Individuals in professional transition and pursuing a spirits career.

What will you learn in this online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits?

Learn about the main production processes and stills commonly used in spirits production.

Four key stages of production

Know the principal categories and types of spirits and their defining characteristics.

Learn about the common equipment and principles involved in the storage and service of spirits.

Online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits: Course Syllabus

WSET issue 2.1, 2022

List and state the purpose of the main production processes and stills commonly used in spirits production.

  • Four key stages of production
  • Types of still
  • Production processes that affect the aroma, sweetness and colour of a spirit

  • Name the raw materials for the production of distilled wine and vodka.
  • Name the key aroma characteristics of these spirits.
  • Name the key aroma characteristics of these spirits.
  • Explain the meaning of key spirits label terms. Identify the two types of stills, and explain how they work and the style of spirits they produce.
  • Introduction to spirits tasting techniques.

  • Name the raw materials for producing rum, tequila and whiskey.
  • Name the key aroma characteristics of these spirits.
  • Name the key aroma characteristics of these spirits.
  • Name the different styles of rum and explain the meaning of tequila and whiskey label terms.

  • Describe the various techniques for flavouring spirits.
  • Name the principal categories and types of aromatised spirits.
  • Explain the proper guidelines for spirits storage. Name the commonly-used ingredients to make cocktails.
  • Identify specific equipment and glassware for serving spirits.
  • State the two sets of scales used to create a balanced cocktail.

Prepare for your exam by practising with a mock multiple-choice feedback examination, which can be attempted as often as needed.

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Your registration for the WSET level 1 training in spirits online gives you access to an e-learning platform.

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WISP CAMPUS ASSETS

Individualised support throughout your course duration.

A course that combines theory and tasting sensory training.

An innovative and inclusive pedagogical approach.

Certified educators and spirits experts.

96 % success rate in the online WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits.

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