The Mixing Class offers the WSET Spirits Level 2 as a self-guided course that means you can study using the WSET’s online classroom. To this we have also added some extra tools to help our students, including:
- access to our smart phone quiz app to maximise your chances of exam success
- two of The Mixing Class custom tasting glasses to get you started on your journey to understanding and identifying aromas and flavours in spirits
- your course materials will come wrapped in a lovely heavyweight TMC tote
This is the all new WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits, updated in summer 2022.
A five-week online study programme that works around your existing commitments. You’ll learn through WSET’s Online Classroom, which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. You will need to source your own spirits samples and participate in various online lessons, activities, tests and forums.
A minimum of six hours of study per week is recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular participation is essential to your success. Tasting is also an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste at least eight spirits (not provided as part of the fee, but you will be given guidance on the styles you need to source).
This course now comes with the ability to sit your examination online, so you don’t need to wait or travel to complete your qualification. More details on how online examinations work will be shared with you once you enrol.
Level 2 Spirits covers the main categories of spirits and liqueurs and examines the influences of production methods on the different styles available in each category. Throughout the course, you’ll develop and strengthen your analytical tasting skills. The course will also cover some introductory information on using spirits in cocktails.
The knowledge gained on this course will be a significant advantage to anyone working with spirits in both the on- and off-trade, and the course is also perfect for spirits enthusiasts wanting to learn more about the product behind the brand.
The course covers:
- Spirits production methods and how they affect style and quality
- The characteristics of the main styles of spirits and liqueurs
- The major global spirits brands
- Tutored tastings of around 30 spirits and liqueurs (classroom courses only)
- How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits (SAT)
Throughout the course you’ll become a more confident spirits taster under the guidance of our expert educators, learning how to use a globally recognised approach to tasting, to analyse the appearance, nose, palate, and quality level of a range of styles.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to identify how key raw ingredients and production methods influence the style and quality of the key spirits and liqueurs of the world. If you work with spirits, you’ll be able to confidently provide guidance on the use and service of spirits and make informed recommendations to customers when selecting spirits and liqueurs to meet their taste and price requirements.
Note: the course includes a year of access to WSET’s Online Classroom, your study pack, a dedicated online tutor, and your exam. Also included is Spirits Swot, a smartphone quiz app designed by The Mixing Class to help you revise. Samples are not included but can also be purchased from The Mixing Class to twin with this course.