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WSET Level 2 in Spirits (online), beginning July 8, 2024

Dates:  July 8 - August 11, 2024

Time: On demand

Exam: The exam is done online with a remote proctor. You will set this date and time up when it works for you, with about a week's advance notice.


Registration deadline: June 28, 2024


*Date of birth required at check-out. 21 and older only.

*Please let us know if you require special consideration/accomodation in the notes section at check-out. 


An intermediate-level qualification exploring spirits and aromatised wines for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of spirits or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits.


You’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials, discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon achievement you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


What you'll learn:

  • How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits ® (SAT)
  • The techniques used during the four stages of spirits production: processing the raw material, alcoholic fermentation; distillation; and post-distillation operations
  • How techniques used during the four stages of production determine the style of a spirit
  • How aromatised wines are made
  • How a balanced cocktail is made and examples in four notable cocktail families (the spirit-forward, the short sour, the highball and the long sour)
  • How local production traditions, coupled with local laws, are used to create different styles of spirits in the following categories:
    • fruit spirits
    • whisky/whiskey
    • sugar cane spirits
    • Tequila and Mezcal
    • vodka
    • flavoured spirits (spiced rum, flavoured vodka, gin, aniseed spirits, bitter spirits/amaro, cocktail bitters, liqueurs)


This qualification has a minimum requirement of 26 hours of study time, including 14 hours in the online classroom and exam.


This is a self-paced course. There are no live sessions, but you will have access to a WSET educator for any questions and who will give feedback on your assignments. You will have access to the course modules, quizzes, etc. from July 8 to August 11, 2024.


Find out if this course is right for you. Take the Level 2 Award in Spirits quiz here.



Online WSET Level 2 in Spirits July 8-August 11, 2024

  • We know you like to give the gift of spirts classes, but please give us name of person taking the class and their date of birth.

  • Please provide current contact information for person taking this course: name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

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