WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits Online Course 23/03 & 24/03

Start Date: 23/03/2023 +24/03/2022

Duration: 9.00am - 5.00pm each day

Location: Virtual Delivery

Accreditation: WSET Certificate

Full Fee: €520

Network Members Fee: €430

Programme overview

A more intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, 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 successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Content Covered

  • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual. The exam will take place online via remote adjudication

Trainer Profile- Nicholas Ryan

Nicholas Ryan, originally from Limerick on the West coast of Ireland is well educated in the spirits industry, helping others to learn more about the distillation, maturation and tasting processes. Specialising in the new WSET Level 1 & 2 Award in Spirit, he is passionate about Irish Whiskey and traditional styles of Poitin.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for employed wine enthusiasts wishing to become more confident in their knowledge of spirits.