WSET Spirits Level 3 – Classroom course


This is a WSET Spirits Level 3 course with all lessons taught face-to-face in the classroom. The price includes all study materials, a tasting kit, 2 x TMC custom glasses, our heavyweight tote, plus access to ‘Spirits Swot’, our quiz app.


SKU: TMC-W3-CR Category: Tag:


WSET Spirits Level 3 is a challenging course that is perfect for developing exceptional skills in understanding and communicating how spirits are made. This is a sensory course that can hugely improve tasting technique, with more than sixty samples tasted. The Mixing Class has offered Level 3 Spirits longer than any other independent provider, and we have put our all into making this course a rewarding experience that gives you the best chance possible of passing this elite qualification!

In addition to the content provided by the WSET, we have also authored some extra tools to help our students, including:

  • access to Spirits Swot – our smartphone quiz app that helps you maximise your chances of exam success. This is indispensable for preparing for this exam.
  • two of our custom tasting glasses to get you started on your journey to understanding and identifying where the aromas and flavours in spirits come from.
  • your tasting kit will come wrapped in a lovely heavyweight TMC tote

Course information:

This advanced course has been carefully developed by and for professionals working closely with spirits. It also represents the pinnacle of structured spirits education for the serious enthusiast. It should be undertaken by those who are willing to dedicate themselves to learning spirits to an elevated standard and requires considerable study prior to the course.

The course will open your eyes to new categories and offer you the opportunity to taste an exceptional range of spirits from across the globe, produced by some of the most well-respected names in distillation. You’ll take a deep dive into the raw materials and production processes behind the different categories, and our expert educators will work with you to develop your analytic tasting abilities through a carefully selected series of spirits samples.

The course will cover: 

The techniques used in spirit production

  • Processing of raw materials
  • Alcoholic fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Post-distillation practices

Factors affecting the style and quality of spirits, studying eleven core spirit categories in detail:

  • Scotch Whisky
  • Bourbon
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Tennessee Whiskey
  • Cognac
  • Armagnac
  • Caribbean rum
  • Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Vodka
  • Gin


The characteristics of 23 additional spirit categories, focusing on:

  • Principal production methods
  • Key styles
  • Key labelling terms

How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits (SAT)

Sample tasting notes for 62 included spirits

Note: the cost of course includes your textbook, exam, certificate and pin, and includes a smartphone quiz app designed by The Mixing Class.


Samples included (note exact brand may change subject to availability):


Scotch Whisky


American Whiskey


Fruit Spirits


Asian Spirits

  • Mugi Shochu (brand subject to change depending on availability)
  • Imo Shochu (brand subject to change depending on availability)
  • Awamori (brand subject to change depending on availability)
  • Moutai Sauce Aroma Baijiu
  • Ming River Strong Aroma Baijiu


Caribbean Rum


Agave Spirits


Vodkas & Gin

  • Blind vodka 1
  • Blind vodka 2
  • Blind vodka 3
  • Blind gin 1
  • Blind gin 2
  • Blind gin 3


Flavoured spirits & Aromatised Wines


Irish, Canadian, Japanese Whisky

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 32 × 25 × 10 cm
Upcoming courses:

July 15th 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and exam on the 30th 2024, January 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, February 3rd and exam on the 4th 2025, July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, August 5th and exam on the 6th 2025