WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online IWEG Online Learning

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The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. 

The course follows a weekly structure and it is important to
keep up with the work set for that week. The educator is not obliged to assess the student’s work if they fall behind. Regular
access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.


The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.

Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality.

Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Please note that students are responsible for purchasing their own spirits samples and the cost of these is not included in the course fee.

Samples are not provided as part of the tuition cost of each WSET course, but WSET will give you guidance on the styles to taste. All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.

Course Structure

Week 1: Tasting technique, alcoholic fermentation and distillation

  • Learn how to describe and assess a spirit using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
  • Learn about alcoholic fermentation and the principles of distillation.
Week 2: Pot stills, column stills, maturation in oak and inert vessels

  • Learn about pot still distillation, column still distillation and the fundamentals of maturation in oak and the uses of inert vessels.
Weeks 3-4: Factors affecting style and quality of whisk(e)y

  • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of whiskies from around the world.
  • Whisk(e)y producing countries covered are Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada and Japan.
Week 5: Factors affecting style and quality of fruit spirits

  • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of fruit spirits from around the world.
  • Fruit spirits covered are Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, South African Brandy, Chilean Pisco, Peruvian Pisco, Grappa and other European fruit spirits.
Weeks 6: Asian spirits

  • Learn about Asian spirits and some of the techniques use in their production. 
  • Spirits covered are Shōchū, Baijiu and Soju.
Week 7: Sugar cane spirits

  • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of sugar cane spirits from around the world. 
  • Sugar cane spirits covered are Caribbean rum and Brazilian Cachaça.
Week 8: Agave spirits

  • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of agave spirits from Mexico. 
  • Agave spirits covered are Tequila, Mezcal, Raicilla and Bacanora. This module also covers another similar Mexican spirit Sotol.
Week 9: Vodka, gin and other flavoured spirits

  • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of vodka and flavoured spirits.
  • Spirits covered are vodka, gin, Genever, flavoured vodka, akvavit, aniseed spirits spiced rum, flavoured whisky, bitters and liqueurs.
  • Aromatised wines covered are vermouth, quinquina/chinato and americano.
Technical requirements

Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or smartphone or tablet with the following minimum requirements.

Personal requirements
Minimum age required at time of booking: 19 years old
Students will need:
• Basic computer literacy
• Basic internet navigation skills
• A good level of English.

IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy

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

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



Available Classes:


WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2103APP Started Jun. 07, 2021

Cost: $1,395
IWEG Exam Only
Start Date: Monday, June 7, 2021 End Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021 Exam Date: Saturday August 21, 2021 at 10:30am at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook.  The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.  There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.  Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator.  The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.  Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality. Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies.  A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.  Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Week 1: Factors Affecting Style, Quality and Price of Wine • Learn how to describe and assess a spirit using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.  • Learn about alcoholic fermentation and the principles of distillation. Week 2: Tasting technique, Wine Laws and Service • Learn about pot still distillation, column still distillation and the fundamentals of maturation in oak and the uses of inert vessels. Weeks 3-4: Factors Affecting Style and Quality of Whisky • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of whiskies from around the world. Whisky producing countries covered are Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada and Japan. Week 5: Factors Affecting Style and Quality of Fruit Spirits • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of fruit spirits from around the world. Fruit spirits covered are Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, South African Brandy, Chilean Pisco, Peruvian Pisco, Grappa and other European Fruit Spirits. Weeks 6: Asian Spirits  • Learn about Asian Spirits and some of the techniques use in their production. Spirits covered are Shōchū, Baijiuand Soju. Week 7: Sugar Cane Spirits • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of sugar cane spirits from around the world. Sugar cane spirits covered are Caribbean rum and Brazilian Cachaça.  Week 8: Agave Spirits  • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of agave spirits from Mexico. Agave spirits covered are Tequila, Mezcal, Raicilla and Bacanora. This module also covers another similar Mexican spirit Sotol. Week 9: Vodka, Gin and Other Flavoured Spirits • Learn about the factors that affect the style and quality of vodka and flavoured spirits. Spirits covered are Vodka, Gin, Genever, flavoured vodka, akvavit, aniseed spirits spiced rum, flavoured whisky, bitters and liqueurs. Aromatised wines covered are vermouth, quinquina/chinato and americano. Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($1,395)

WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2201APP Starts Sep. 27, 2021

Cost: $1,395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Exam Only
Start Date: Monday, September 27, 2021 End Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021 Exam Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:30am at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook.  The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.  There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.  Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator.  The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.  Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality. Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies.  A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.  Please note that it is the student's responsibility to source these spirits samples and the cost of these is not included in the tuition fee. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.   Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($1,395)

WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2202APP Starts Jan. 10, 2022

Cost: $1,395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Exam Only
Start Date: Monday, January 10, 2022 End Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022 Exam Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:30am at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook.  The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.  There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.  Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator.  The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.  Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality. Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies.  A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.  Please note that it is the student's responsibility to source these spirits samples and the cost of these is not included in the tuition fee. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.   Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($1,395)

WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2203APP Starts Apr. 11, 2022

Cost: $1,395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Exam Only
Start Date: Monday, April 11, 2022 End Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022 Exam Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:30am at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook.  The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.  There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.  Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator.  The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.  Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality. Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies.  A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.  Please note that it is the student's responsibility to source these spirits samples and the cost of these is not included in the tuition fee. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.   Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($1,395)

WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits Online O3SP2204APP Starts Jul. 11, 2022

Cost: $1,395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Exam Only
Start Date: Monday, July 11, 2022 End Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022 Exam Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 10:30am at IWEG, 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook.  The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.  There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.  Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator.  The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.  Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style an quality. Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies.  A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.  Please note that it is the student's responsibility to source these spirits samples and the cost of these is not included in the tuition fee. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.   Students will receive their WSET eBook Study Pack upon completing registration and payment.  It is important that you read the material ahead of the course start date.  WSET online classroom will send your online access codes a couple of days before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments and discussion boards during your nine weeks of study.   Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($1,395)