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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits



A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.

What you’ll learn?

By the end of the course you’ll be able to taste and describe spirits using a globally recognised approach, identify important styles of spirits and know the raw materials and production methods that define them.

Entry requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.  Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old.


  • 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)
  • Tutored tasting of 11 spirits using SAT®


Please see below for the specification for the Level 1 Award in Spirits:

Course delivery:

Classroom delivery: one-day course – 7 guided learning hours with a WSET course provider (+ minimum 6 hours self-study time before arriving on the first day); examination at the end of the day.

Online delivery: 3 Zoom online sessions and tasting sample pack.

The course is delivered in English (with Polish commentary if needed).

All course materials are provided before the start of the course.


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions in English, to be completed in 45 minutes. A candidate is required to pass with a minimum mark of 70 per cent.

In order to give candidates an idea of the sort of questions that might be asked, this section includes 10 sample questions. The examination consists of 30 questions similar to these in the Revision Quiz below:


All students who pass the examination will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


1100 PLN (VAT 23% included)

The price includes all study materials, postage charge for the delivery of the workbook, examination fee and coffee breaks during classroom course; installment payment possible.

Resit fee – 300 PLN.


  • 1 classroom day: 17.10 (Sun); time: 10:00-17:00;
  • examination at the end of the day – time: around 18:00.

Course location: Gdańsk, Hotel Gdańsk Boutique, ul. Szafarnia 9.

Due to the dynamic epidemic situation, the form and term of the course may be changed/postponed.

Book a course:

Please note that reserves the right to change a course date or cancels a course if enrolments do not reach the required minimum number of 6 for each course. Notification will be made in the 10 working days prior to the planned start date of the course. Course fees will be refunded in full or where possible bookings will be transferred to the next available date.

Questions? Please contact us on: / (+48) 603 226 669

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