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WSET Level 2 Awards in Spirits

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Tue 11 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed 12 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 13 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri 14 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon 17 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join this five day course at the Berry Bros. & Rudd cellar in St James’s to complete WSET Level 2 spirit qualification. The most fun and informative way to explore spirits in a historic setting…

Did you know?

Gin is spirit alcohol that’s flavored with juniper berries. It was first made by the Dutch. They named junever, their word for juniper. The French changed it to genievre. In turn, the English changed it first to geneva” and then shortened it to gin.

In this class

In this week-long evening course you will complete the WSET Level 2 Spirits qualification, in the historic Pickering Cellar. Beginning at 6 pm on five evenings you will have the privilege of being accompanied by highly qualified and entertaining coaches in a concentrated and highly informative course. You will taste a variety of spirits, accompanied by artisan cheeses, fruit and nibbles throughout each session. The final examination – a one-hour, 50-question paper – will be held on Monday 17th of July at 6pm, followed by a celebratory cocktail. This might be the most fun exam you will ever sit.

The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits is a comprehensive qualification for those who want to learn more on the foundation of the world of spirits. No previous knowledge required, just a thirst for spirits and an open mind. The course will supply you with a focused and in-depth knowledge of the production and styles of all the major spirits types.

The cost covers the WSET examination fees, WSET course materials, WSET accredited tuition, use of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s equipment and tasting samples. Course materials will be sent to you in advance after registration, allowing all you keen spirit aficionados to prepare adequately.

Monday 10th July, 6pm to 9pm

Session 1: Tasting Technique, Spirits Production, Sugar Cane Spirits

Wednesday 12th July, 6pm to 9pm

Session 2: Vodka and Liqueurs, Tequila

Thursday 13th July, 6pm to 9pm

Session 3: Fruit Spirits, Cocktails

Friday 14th July, 6pm to 9pm

Session 5: Whisky and Revision

Monday 17th July, 6pm to 9pm

Examination: 50-question multiple choice, followed by a celebratory cocktail

Now you can

  • discover and appreciate the variety of tastes and notes of the world of spirits
  • differentiate between different types of spirits and understand the reasons for the subtle distinctions
  • engage with spirits in a newly educated manner

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Mon 10 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

+ 5 additional classes

Tue 11 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed 12 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu 13 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri 14 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mon 17 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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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.


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