NEW! WSET Level 3 Spirits WSET

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The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit.

This qualification is intended to build on knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. You’ll acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations. Through a combination of tasting and the 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.

All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.


It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the course.

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 90 hours* of study time:
* 35 hours delivery time in classroom
* Minimum of 55 hours personal study and revision
2 ½ -hour examination

This course will:

(1) Provide you with  a detailed understanding of the techniques used in spirit production (Unit 1) 
  • Processing of raw materials
  • Alcoholic fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Post-distillation practices
(2) Identify factors affecting the style and quality of spirits, studying eleven core spirit categories in detail (Unit 1)
  • Scotch Whisky
  • Bourbon
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Tennessee Whiskey
  • Cognac
  • Armagnac
  • Caribbean rum
  • Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Vodka
  • Gin
(3) Provide an overview of 23 additional spirit categories, focusing on (Unit 1):
  • Principal production methods
  • Key styles
  • Key labelling terms
(4) Enable you to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®(SAT) (Unit 2)
The 2½ hour closed-book examination is made up of:
Unit 1: a two-part theory examination
Part 1 is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions
Part 2 is made up of short answer questions
Unit 2: a tasting examination of two spirit samples tasted blind
Successful completion requires passing both parts of the theory examination (Unit 1), and the tasting examination (Unit 2), to achieve the qualification.
On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated certified logo.
This course includes:
WSET eBook Study Pack 
Tutored tasting of  numerous spirits samples aligned with WSET specifications

All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.
You will need to bring:
6 ISO tasting glasses (If you wish to purchase a set ($30) please let us know when you register);
A spittoon.
Available formats:
Condensed Format: 5 full condensed days Monday to Fridays (8:30 am to 5:00 pm), with exam on Saturday morning.
Course fee:
$1,495.00 CAD all inclusive.
Please note that IWEG is HST exempt.
Income tax receipts are issued to all students for the applicable tax year.
IWEG cancellation and refund policy:

Please read IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy carefully before registering for courses.

Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non-refundable.

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