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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 Spirits® (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 ($30) please let us know when you register.
  • a spittoon

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

Available formats:

 Fall 2021

Monday evening sessions, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be five x 2-hour online synchronous sessions (live and recorded) on the Zoom platform. 

  • October 18, 25, 2021
  • November 1, 8, 15, 2021
  • Tasting workshop in-person to be announced.
  • Remote Invigilation Exam on November 29, 202


 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 Starts Oct. 18, 2021

Cost: $950
IWEG Drinks Academy
This is the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits delivered via Zoom.  There will be five x 2-hour online synchronous sessions (live and recorded) on the Zoom platform. Five weekly two hour sessions on Mondays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15,  from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Final Exam on November 29, 2021 at 10:00am via WSET Remote Invigilation Services for those who meet the WSET's remote exam requirements.   In-person exams will be held at a date to be determined.
Enroll for this Class ($950)