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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits – Cleveland, Ohio


One-day course 10 am to 4 pm
A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. 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 flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

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


Entry Requirements

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning Outcome 1 List and state the purpose of the main production processes and stills commonly used in the production of spirits.
  • Learning Outcome 2 Name the principal categories and types of spirit and state their defining characteristics.
  • Learning Outcome 3 Know and recognize the common equipment and principles involved in the storage and service of spirits.

Exam Format: The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits assessment is a closed-book examination 30 multiple-choice questions worth one mark each to be completed in 45 minutes. You must achieve a 70% to pass the exam and earn your certificate and pin.

Location: Parker’s Downtown 2000 E. Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH 44115


Additional information

Choose Course Date

October 15, 2018


Tampa, Florida

Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)


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