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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

A beginner to intermediate level spirits course for enthusiasts or those working in the industry, or hoping to enter the industry.

Prerequisite: None. Expect to spend 16 hours of preparation and review outside of the classroom over the duration of the course.

This course provides fundamental product knowledge and systematic tasting skills. You will:

  • Explore major spirits categories and styles, as well as liqueurs, vermouth and cocktails
  • Learn in detail about the 4 main steps in spirits production
  • Learn what labelling terms mean
  • Develop assessment and description skills as you sample a range of benchmark examples using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting SpiritsĀ® (SAT)
  • Understand basic principles of spirits storage and service
  • Learn about cocktail equipment, ingredients, basic techniques and main cocktail families

Upon successful completion of a 50-question multiple-choice exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
Course includes:

  • WSET eBook Study Pack
  • Tutored tasting of spirits samples aligned with WSET specifications
  • Practice exam
You will need to bring to class:
  • 6 ISO tasting glasses. If you wish to purchase a set ($35) please let us know when you register.
  • a spittoon

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

Available formats:

 Winter 2022

In-class Monday evening sessions, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  at IWEG (January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2022)

Instructor: Chris Robertson, DipWSET, Senior Director, Beer, Cider & Ready-To-Drink, LCBO 

Final Exam via WSET Remote Invigilation Services for those who meet the WSET's remote exam requirements.  

 Course Fee

$950.00 CAD all inclusive. Please note that IWEG is HST exempt by the CRA. Income tax receipts are issued to all students for the applicable tax year.

Registration and Payment: Please create an account and login to register on our website. Click the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card (no PayPal account needed). If you require assistance or alternative payment methods, please call 416-534-2570. 

IWEG's Cancellation and Refund policy:

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

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


Available Classes:

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits Started Jan. 10, 2022

Cost: $950
IWEG Drinks Academy

This is the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits delivered "In-Class" at IWEG. Instructor: Chris Robertson, DipWSET, Senior Director, Beer, Cider & Ready-To-Drink, LCBO  There will be five x 2-hour in-person classes, including tasting sessions, at IWEG: Mondays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Final Exam via WSET Remote Invigilation Services for those who meet the WSET's remote exam requirements.  

Enroll for this Class ($950)