WSET ® Level 1 Spirits

Flashcards created by top wine experts to supplement the official WSET Level 1 Spirits preparation

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The world’s best study tool for WSET ® Spirits.

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Brainscape’s full-perspective, introductory flashcards cover the basics you need and the specifics you crave to help you prepare for and pass the WSET ® Level 1 Spirits exam. They’re also an extensive resource for those not in the industry but who are passionate about spirits and want to up their game!

Cracking open the world of spirits!

If you’re a drinks professional or enthusiast looking to take your knowledge and/or career to the next level, Brainscape’s adaptive, digital flashcards for the WSET ® Level 1 Spirits qualification are the best (most efficient and convenient) review tool for the job!

Designed in strict accordance with this prestigious qualification’s latest edition textbook and recommended readings, you’ll learn about the world’s major spirits categories, production methods, and distillation and flavoring processes, as well as how to taste like a professional and use spirits to make certain cocktails.

In other words: everything you need to know to take your spirits education to that next level.

Detailed, expert instruction will help efficiently broaden your baseline knowledge in everything from the differences between certain rums, vodkas, gins, and tequilas; why some whiskeys have an "e" and some do not; and the basic theory of cocktail production. By using Brainscape’s flashcards, we can help you study more efficiently and effectively, so that you retain more information, quicker, and remember it for longer.

Meet our lead author for the WSET ® Level 1 Spirits

Brainscape's insider team of beverage professionals has worked tirelessly to create the most comprehensive set of flashcards for WSET ® Level 1 Spirits exam-takers and drinks enthusiasts. Our lead author is Brian Mitchell, a 27-year industry veteran who has worked in many facets of the drinks industry: as a bartender and bar manager, retail wine and spirits buyer, sommelier, multi-unit corporate beverage director, wine and spirits educator.

Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of WSET ® Spirits Level 1 content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s WSET ® Level 1 Spirits course, you get:

  • Nearly 125 cards with a comprehensive introduction to the most important spirits, beverage, and liqueur categories and the basics of how to craft cocktails with them.
  • Explanations of spirits categories, regional styles, production techniques, labeling terms, aging requirements, storage and service, and classifications so you have a thorough understanding of each topic covered.
  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
  • A carefully tailored curriculum that builds on previous concepts, guiding you from grain to glass.
  • In-sync studying across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS and Android devices.

Now go crush the WSET ® Spirits Level 1 exam!

Brainscape is not sponsored or endorsed by official publications, tools or services connected to the WSET®.

Decks in this class (11)

An Overview of Spirits Production
Understanding spirits distillation and ingredients.
16  cards
An Introduction to Tasting Spirits
Being able to taste and consistently describe what you are tasting.
8  cards
Understanding distilling to purity.
13  cards
Understanding this specialized type of spirit made from fruit, the various categories, and brandy labels.
17  cards
Know the differences between Scotch, Irish, Japanese, Canadian and the various American styles of whiskey.
28  cards
Caribbean Rum
Know the differences in this sugar cane based spirits and the various types.
18  cards
Know why some tequila is better than others, and the aging categories.
14  cards
Flavored Spirits
How does flavor get added to certain spirit types, and the techniques used to make them.
14  cards
Aromatised Wines
Aromatised wines are a key category in the spirits world, covering many types and styles of drink ingredients.
20  cards
Mixing with Spirits
This deck re-enforces the core principles of creating balanced cocktails and the basics of key cocktail families, from which classic cocktails are derived.
75  cards
Storage & Service
Knowing the basics of cocktail culture, production, and service techniques. (Pre-2021 revision)
22  cards

Satisfaction guaranteed.

Written by spirits professionals, our flashcards are the best review tool out there for mastering the world of spirits and beverages. If they passed with these methods, so can you!

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