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We are the world's leading independent supplier of WSET Spirits courses, offering a choice of real-time online teaching or in-person classroom teaching, as well as self-led courses that can be taken at your own pace. We are the favourite education supplier for the cocktail and spirits industry, but welcome spirits enthusiasts also!

WSET SPIRITS COURSES

We offer WSET spirits courses for spirits enthusiasts, with a key focus on those within the cocktail and spirits industry. For those working in the industry with some background in spirits, the Level 1 Award is not a prerequisite to enrolling on the Level 2 or 3 Awards.

wset spirits course level 1

WSET Spirits Level 1 Award

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AN 8 HOUR INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITS, USUALLY DELIVERED OVER ONE DAY.

By the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • List and state the main ingredient’s production processes, and stills commonly used in the production of spirits
  • Name the principal categories and types of spirits and name their defining characteristics
  • Know and recognise the common equipment and principles involved in the storage and service of spirits
wset spirits course level 2

WSET Spirits Level 2 Award

15 hours tuition plus 11 hours home study

15 HOURS OF TUTOR SUPERVISED LEARNING, AS WELL AS 11 HOURS PRIVATE STUDY.

By the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the main production factors that determine types of spirits
  • Understand how the principal types of spirits are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics
  • Understand how the principle types of flavoured spirits and aromatised wines are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics
  • Know the common equipment used and the principles involved with the service of spirits
wset spirits course level 3

WSET Spirits Level 3 Award

30 hours classroom teaching plus 52 hours home study

30 HOURS OF SUPERVISED LEARNING, AS WELL AS 52 HOURS OF PRIVATE STUDY.

By the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • Acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of the raw materials to post-distillation operations.
  • Through a combination of tasting and application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.

Upon booking a course you will receive your textbook in the post with a lovely TMC tote, two TMC tasting glasses, and a Blackwing pencil. For online courses in the week preceding the class dates you will receive a box of spirit samples (30 or 60 depending on the level), and during the course will benefit from exclusive study materials developed by The Mixing Class, including an app of quizzes and games to help get you exam ready.

BAR AND COCKTAIL INDUSTRY EDUCATION

As well as our WSET courses we also provide additional qualifications and training for those working within the bar and cocktail industry.

hannah lanfear founding director of the mixing class spirits education

Custom courses

As well as our regular course programmes we can also create custom spirits courses for those working within the bar and cocktail industry. We also offer bulk discounts if you would like to book five or more spaces on one of our off-the-shelf courses for your staff. For custom courses or to book for more than five students please email: info@themixingclass.com

Visit our FAQs page for more detailed information about the various spirits courses we offer, and what your study options are.

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