WSET Spirits Level 3 – Self guided course plus tasting kit

£735.00

This is a self-guided WSET Spirits Level 3, including all study materials, a 62 sample tasting kit, 2 x TMC custom glasses, our heavyweight tote, plus access to ‘Spirits Swot’, our quiz app.

  • 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)

 

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Description

The Mixing Class offers the WSET Spirits Level 3 as a self-guided course using the WSET’s online classroom. It is an extremely challenging course – we therefore recommend the self-guided course only to those who are unable to attend classes, and strongly recommend to those choosing to study this way that they buy this course in conjunction with our tasting kit. If you would like to attend one of our classroom or online courses CLICK HERE

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 4 kg
Dimensions 36 × 25 × 20 cm
Level

Level 3

Course Dates:

9th Jan '23 (9 weeks), 10th April '23 (9 weeks), 10th July '23 (9 weeks)