The Mixing Class is the world's leading independent supplier of WSET Spirits education, having taught more than a thousand happy students.
We offer a fresh and dynamic take on spirits education; our teaching elevated by our decades of experience working within both cocktail culture and in distilleries.
SPIRITS EDUCATION - LEARN YOUR WAY
We offer a choice of real-time online lessons or in-person classroom teaching, as well as self-led courses. Our students are often from the cocktail or spirits industry but we welcome budding spirits-enthusiasts also, and our self guided digital courses mean that you can learn with us from anywhere in the World!
In person courses that are taught at one of our partner venues.
Just like the classroom, but online through zoom, so can be done in the comfort of your own home!
To compliment our remote study options we offer curated tasting kits. We are incredibly proud of the quality of our tasting samples and have included a WSET tasting note for each one! Our tasting kits can be purchased alone, or as part of a course.
WSET SPIRITS COURSES
We offer WSET Spirits courses for spirits enthusiasts whether professional or otherwise!
Not sure what Level is right for you? Take our quiz to find out.
WSET level 1 is a beginner level to introduce you to spirits. It is suitable for anyone starting a career in the industry or with a personal interest in spirits.
WSET level 2 Spirits is an intermediate-level qualification exploring spirits and aromatised wines. It is suitable for those working in the industry or keen spirits enthusiasts.
WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits. This is an advanced-level qualification for people working in the industry or serious spirits enthusiasts who want to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world.
Note: the Level 1 Award is a course designed to introduce spirits to folk who have had very little contact with distilled alcohol. While it is a useful grounding for those who are totally new to working in the industry, or to those curious about how spirits are made, it is a one day course with no pre-study, and is not a prerequisite to enrolling on the Level 2 or 3 Awards and as such we offer Level 1 Spirits as a self-guided course, or as a custom course for groups only.
SPIRITS EDUCATION FOR ALL
We are firm believers in the power of education to uplift the opportunities of individuals, and it is our work as the education partners for Equal Measures and the OurWhisky Foundation that is some of our proudest. These excellent organisations offer funded education for the underrepresented. Click on the logos to find out more!
“You’d be hard pressed to find two more knowledgeable and engaging spirit educators than Hannah and Rose. Their approachable and informative teaching style illuminated fascinating nuances of even the most intimidating spirits, while their new app is an absolute game changer for spirits education. The Mixing Class certainly know how to make learning fun. Expect to leave this course with a new curiosity and passion for all spirit categories.”
“Amidst a global pandemic, relying totally on virtual learning, The Mixing Class has shepherded my team through the WSET L3 making a tough course digestible and approachable. Both Hannah and Rose are excellent instructors and found easy ways to break down topics like starch conversion, pun intended, while maintaining a professional standard despite teaching remotely.”
“Hannah at The Mixing Class combines encyclopaedic knowledge with a brilliantly effective teaching style and a real sense of fun. A natural entertainer, educator and evangelist, her enthusiasm, creativity and knowledge made a tough WSET Level 3 Spirits Course really engaging. Both Hannah and Rose’s knowledge is incredible, and they are fantastic tutors with an infectious joy for the subject – even the tricky areas. The York Gin team give Hannah, Rose and the Mixing Class full marks. In fact, a month after the course, we invited Hannah to York to judge our first official cocktail competition. Proof that we are massive fans!”
EMMA, HARRY AND THE TEAM
“Hannah is one of the best educators around. Her knowledge is truly excellent across both spirits and mixed drinks – but more than that, she’s an approachable, relatable speaker that ensures she’s connecting with her audience. We have often relied upon her enviable skill set to host informative, hands-on sessions and she is always a true asset to the team.”
HANNAH SHARMAN-COX AND SIOBHAN PAYNE
“Superbly run course by friendly and knowledgeable educators. The course brought together areas of the industry comprehensively in an engaging and informative fashion allowing the team at Silent Pool Distillers to expand their knowledge of the global spirits industry.”
“Rose and The Mixing Class were absolutely fantastic for Praytell. They were mindful of existing knowledge as well as gaps and areas that needed improvement, ensuring we were always pushed without being patronised or left behind. Every day was well structured and covered lots of ground without ever feeling rushed and there was always plenty of opportunity for rich discussion about various topics, whilst allowing the natural tangents that always crop up when spirits people spend time together. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anybody, either an individual or a business; as long as they’re game for knowledge then I don’t think there’s anyone better in the whole industry than Rose and Hannah. Cheers to them!”