WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits 1 Day Course – £170

Mini Dewar's blending session at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, Perthshire whisky distillery and home to Aberfeldy Highland single malt whisky and Dewar's blended Scotch.

WSET Level 1 Award 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 flavours and aromas.

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


About Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery Spirits School

At Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery we are delighted to offer this WSET Spirits Level 1 course, delivered in our atmospheric Blending Room by Jonathan Wilson DipWSET, a qualified Spirits Educator with 14 years’ experience in the industry. By studying with us, you can learn about the whole spirits industry in an atmospheric setting, spend time at our distillery and gain a qualification regulated by the UK Government, Ofqual.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the world’s leading provider of qualifications in wines, spirits and sake. Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, WSET has since grown to become the global industry leader and international standard in wine and spirit education.

With the global boom in spirits, professionals are looking to gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating world of distilled beverages. WSET spirits qualifications equip students to look beyond the brand to understand the base material and production choices that define a spirit’s category, flavour and aroma profile.


Delivery and Assessment 

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time in a classroom or online. Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

You can read the full course specification here.



Tuesday 28th September (Booking Deadline: Friday 10th September)

Friday 29th October (Booking Deadline: Wednesday 13th October)

Friday 10th December (Booking Deadline: Wednesday 24th November)

*Night School Edition 3 x 3.5 hour sessions – January 14th, January 21st and January 28th 2022 (Booking Deadline: Wednesday 12th January)

Tuesday 22nd Feburary (Booking Deadline: Friday 4th February)


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