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WSET Level 2 Spirits Certification

Moonshine University is thrilled to host
WSET for Level 2 Award in Spirits

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This course is ideal for individuals who wish to deepen their understanding of spirits and liqueurs in an informative and structured manner.

The course will be full two days of classroom study with a 1 hour multiple choice examination on the morning of day 3.

About the course

This course covers the main categories of spirits and liqueurs as well as the influences of production methods on the different styles available in each category. Students will develop high level analytical tasting skills while also exploring the use of spirits in cocktails. The product knowledge gained on this course will be a significant advantage to those working with spirits in both the on- and off-trade.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What’s covered

  • How spirits are made
  • The characteristics of the main styles of spirits and liqueurs
  • How production methods affect style and quality
  • The major global spirits brands
  • Tutored tastings of around 40 spirits and liqueurs
  • How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Do I need any prior knowledge?

No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

Students completely new to spirits study may wish to complete the Level 1 Award in Spirits first. However, this is not essential.

You will be expected to read the provided text book prior to commencing the course.

This Level 2 Spirits course is delivered and exam proctored by WSET – Wine and Spirit Education Trust,
and hosted by Moonshine University.

This class is not a Moonshine University course, and as such, has no complimentary hotel stay. However, we are able to extend a very special discounted rate to you at the Brown Hotel. Please contact the Registrar for more details.

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