For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Price includes the WSET Level 1 study guide (online), tuition, remote invigilation exam, and the certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination).

What you’ll learn

  • The basic principles of spirit production
  • The main types and styles of spirits
  • How to serve spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Learn more about what you will cover during the course here: WSET Level 1 in Spirits Specification (2022).


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Students enrolled in the WSET Level 1 Spirits will take their exams online via Remote Invigilation.  The candidates will take the exam on a computer in a secure environment from their home where they are monitored via webcam, screen sharing technology and a secondary recording device (cell phone).  Students will still need to register for their exams through Florida Wine Academy, and will be taken at a pre-determined date and time.

Please send us an email so we can organize your exam date.

Course Information

Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies.

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.

What happens after I register for an online course?

After receiving your order, Florida Wine Academy will register you with WSET for the online course dates selected. You will receive an email with further information regarding the online course once you have been successfully registered. Please note that this can take up to two business days.

More dates coming soon.