We were so close! We almost had our first class in spring 2020!
But given the present BC health situation with COVID-19, we have all our in-person classes on hold. We will have registration open as soon as we get the green light to drink spirits together again. If you are interested to hear more or want to hear when registration opens, pop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can keep in touch.
Once things get rolling again, we will be very proud to launch this very exciting new qualification!
Look for the first Spirits Level 3 course in Vancouver in March 2021
There is an online option available starting January 2021.
This brand new qualification is intended to build on knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. You’ll acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations. Through a combination of tasting and the application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.
What you'll learn;
A detailed understanding of the techniques used in spirit production:
- Processing of raw materials
- Alcoholic fermentation
- Post-distillation practices
Factors affecting the style and quality of spirits, studying eleven core spirit categories in detail:
- Scotch Whisky
- Rye Whiskey
- Tennessee Whiskey
- Caribbean rum
An overview of 23 additional spirit categories, focusing on:
- Principal production methods
- Key styles
- Key labelling terms
How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®(SAT)
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours* of study time:
- 6 classroom sessions (9am-5:00pm) delivery time with a WSET course provider
- 51 ½ hours recommended personal study and revision
- 2 ½ -hour examination
Click here to download the L3 Spirits Specification
This document has the complete course detail, including important details for the exam from WSET.
We will hold the Level 3 Spirits class over 6 days from 9:00am to 5:00pm spread out over 6 weeks. (such as 6 Tuesdays in a row)
Our home location is at Urban Rec Conference Facility, 625 East 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2V3
Keith Nicholson, Charlene Rooke, and Alex Black