What you will do
You will finish this one-day introductory spirits course with a WSET Level 1 Award, which is an internationally recognised course devised by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. For individuals new to spirits study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits.
In this class you will explore the main types and styles of spirits using sight, smell and taste ensuring you develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Each Saturday will kick off with tea, coffee and biscuits in the morning, before you delve into the fascinating world of vodka, gin, Cognac, rum, tequila and liqueurs.
At 1pm there will be a delicious buffet lunch, prepared by our Head Chef Stewart Turner. The course ends with a 45-minute, 30-question exam paper.
Everything is included as part of the course cost, including WSET examination fees, course materials, WSET accredited tuition, use of Berry Bros. & Rudd equipment and tasting samples. Course materials are sent to you in advance and we advise that you read them in detail before starting the course.
Please dress smart casual for the day.
Want to learn about wine too?
Wine and Spirits go hand in hand and so if you are also interested in learning more about wine you can also book onto the WSET 1 Award in Wine by clicking here.
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About your host, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant having first opened its doors in 1698.
Being a supplier to the Royal family since the reign of George III the company has held two Royal warrants from the reign of Edward VII. Still in its original shop at No. 3 St James’s Street London, the shop has altered little since those times providing an atmospheric experience for customers and curious visitors alike.
With over three centuries of accumulated knowledge, the close relationships developed with the world’s finest spirit and wine producers and seven Masters of Wine working for the company, Berry Bros. & Rudd provides the ultimate fine wine and spirits experience.
Whilst embracing its heritage Berry Bros. & Rudd is constantly looking to innovate; being the first wine merchant to create a website in 1994, and temperature controlled wine cellars in the 1960s. Today’s modern state of the art warehouses contain more than 8.5 million bottles of wine.
With the establishment of the warehouses in Hampshire and in the continuing spirit of innovation Berry Bros. & Rudd has made use of the original cellars underneath No.3 St James’s Street. Recently refurbished to a high standard, Berry Bros. & Rudd now runs friendly, fun and informative courses in these historic spaces. Leveraging off all the acquired expertise of the Masters of Wine and numerous other connoisseurs there is no better place to learn about wine and spirits than in the extraordinary Pickering Cellar.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.