WSET-L1Spirits WSET

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This six-hour course is ideal for someone curious about spirits and cocktails, who has little experience and no formal knowledge of the subject.  Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and pin.

Through a tutored tasting of premium spirits and cocktails, and a range of fun and educational activities, you will learn:

  • What to expect from the different spirits categories
  • Key facts about spirit production
  • How to describe the styles and flavours of different spirits
  • What the basic tools, glassware and ingredients are for famous cocktails and mixed drinks
  • How to use basic cocktail theory to develop your own specialty drinks!

Join IWEG's Certified Specialist of Spirits and our local cocktail expert to expand your spirits knowledge!  Participants who succesfully pass the 30-question-multiple-choice exam will receive an internationally recognized certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and may choose to continue their studies with the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits, offered Fall 2017 at IWEG.

Cost: $425


Available Classes:


Level 1 Award in Spirits & so much more... Oct 12 & 19 Starts Oct. 12, 2017

Cost: $425
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown

Deadline to register is Thursday, October 5th.  This Level 1 Award is a two evenings of study, Thursdays, October 12 & 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm.  The enriched cocktail component will be delivered by local cocktail specialists, Victoria Walsh & Scott McCallum, providing the opportunity to enjoy specialty cocktails.  Exam October 19 @9pm, 30 multiple-choice questions.  Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition and are required to read through the material before attending class in order to be familiar with the content and participate in activities.  There will be a short break during each session.  Feel free to bring refreshments.  Glassware & workbook provided.

IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your VISA or MasterCard please call the office at (416) 534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($425)

Level 1 Award in Spirits & so much more... February 5 Starts Feb. 05, 2018

Cost: $425
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown

Deadline to register is Thursday, February 1, 2018.  This Level 1 Award is a full day of study, Monday, February 5th, 9:30am - 4:45pm.  The enriched cocktail component will be delivered by a local cocktail specialist, providing the opportunity to enjoy specialty cocktails.  Exam @4pm.  Students will have access to the Study Guide upon receipt of tuition and are required to read through the material before attending class in order to be familiar with the content and participate in activities.  There will be a short morning break, and half-hour lunch break midday.  Feel free to bring a lunch, or step out for quick take-out options.  Glassware provided.

IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition directly to your VISA or MasterCard please call the office at (416) 534-2570.

Enroll for this Class ($425)