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The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is a one day in person, or 4 week online internationally recognized qualification intended for people looking for an introductory course in distilling, spirit tasting and cocktail making.


The course includes tasting and evaluating 10 different spirits, such as rum, vodka, gin, tequila, cognac and whiskies. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to spirits and cocktail making. Aimed to assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories, for example people who work with spirits in the retail and hospitality sectors. If you are taking the online course, samples of the recommended tastings will be sent out for you to try at home alongside the online classroom.


Successful candidates will be able to list the principal spirits categories, state their defining characteristics, and know the key principles involved in creating a perfectly balanced cocktail. You will confidently be able to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for spirits service.


This course runs from 9am to 5pm, and includes a multiple choice exam at the end of the day, to attain the certificate. 


Venue: The Rees Hotel, 377 Frankton Road, Queenstown.

WSET Level 1 Award in Sprits, Queenstown. Tuesday 7th May.


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