Qualification Aims
The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of spirits.
It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to spirits. The qualification will assist those who
need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories of spirits, for example people who work with
spirits as part of a larger beverage portfolio, in the retail and hospitality sectors.
Successful candidates will be able to list the principal spirits categories, state their defining
characteristics, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of spirits. They will
consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for spirits

A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.


For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You will explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


What you will learn

·         The basic principles of spirit production

·         The main types and styles of spirits

·         How to serve spirits

·         Factors affecting the flavor of spirits.

·         How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

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Tuition $325

Dates: May 17, 18, 19

Final Exam: Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

For more information and to enroll, Call Tim O’Hare at (410) 305-9110 or email: