Certificate in fruit spirits (clear)
This course is intended for persons requiring a focused level of fruit spirit product knowledge. It is suitable for those with little previous experience but requiring a greater depth of knowledge in the specific category of fruit spirits than that offered by the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits.
This course offers focused coverage of all the fruit spirit styles and end use of the identified products together with tasting technique.
  • Production, Distillation and Introduction to tasting
  • Common faults & styles of fruit spirits
  • Finishing methodology; aromas; Liqueurs and “Vieille” products
  • Customer information and advice (storage)
To gain the Certificate in Fruit Spirits qualification candidates will be required to:
Successfully complete:
  • a multiple choice paper of 50 questions
  • a written tasting note (generic)
  • Two (2) tasting notes
  • Correctly identify faults and aromas of a series of samples
  • Portfolio of Tasting Notes (completed during the course
(Instruction and examination in the english language)
(Please note that this is one of the spirits specific courses we developed for the Spirituosenakademie)
Required prior knowledge:
Introduction to the World of Spirits; WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits an advantage: WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits
Guided learning hours:
It is recommended that a student should allocate a minimum of 28 hours of study to successfully complete the full programme. The hours will usually be a combination of taught and private study time. It is recommended that the teaching delivery time is no less than 8 hours
Progression routes:
Beverage and Food Operations Management Certificate
Preparation for Serving on a Fruit Spirit Competition Panel