WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits®

15 hours / 30 spirits

This course offers a beginner to intermediate level qualification that explores spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or for 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 cocktail preparation.


By the end of the course students will be able to:

• Understand the main production factors that determine types of spirits.

• Understand how the principal types of spirits are produced and labelled,  and describe their key characteristics. 

• Understand how the principal types of flavoured spirits, liqueurs and  aromatised wines are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics. 

• Know the common equipment used and the principles involved in the  service of spirits. 

• Use the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® in order to describe spirits, which is a fundamental part of the course.  During the course we’ll taste more than 30 international spirits and liqueurs. 

• Know the common equipment used and the principles involved in the service of spirits.


The Wine Studio offers courses in both Spanish and English. Regardless of the language of a particular course however, students may receive the study material and sit the final exam in the language of their choice. For example, a student may wish to enjoy the benefits of a course offered in English yet choose to receive their study material and sit the final exam in Spanish.

If you choose to sit the final exam in a language that is different from the course language, you must make this request at least one month prior to the exam date. If you wish to receive your study material in a different language, you must make this request upon signing up for the course. In the event that a student needs to resit an exam, the choice of language cannot be modified.  


The WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirts assessment is a closed-book examination consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Examinations will be sent from the WSET in London and resent there for correction. 


Session 1  Introduction to the course and Tasting Technique (SAT)

Session 2  Key Principles in Spirits Production

Session 3  Spirits Service 

Session 4  Fruit Spirits

Session 5  Rum

Session 6  Tequila and Mezcal

Session 7  Whisky/Whiskey

Session 8  Vodka

Session 9  Flavoured Spirits and Aromatised Wines

Session 10  Cocktails

                    MOCK EXAM