A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you’ll learn

    • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
    • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
    • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Find out more about the learning objectives here: WSET Level 2 in Spirits Specification (2022).


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.

Beginning on June 1, 2020, students enrolled in the WSET Level 2 in Spirits will be able to take their exams online at home 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 note that all students will still have the option of taking the exam in person at the school should they prefer this.

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