Spirits Sommelier Course

spirits sommelier course

Brew-School's new Spirits and Liqueurs Sommelier Course has been developed as an intensive "hands on" one day course  for attendees to gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of spirits and liqueurs.

Jamie Baxter, our Master Distiller and Expert Judge at International competitions, is your tutor on this course. His knowledge in the subject is outstanding and with his down to earth approach, he is much sought after as a speaker and distilling consultant.

During the day you will learn how different spirits and liqueurs are produced and will compare and contrast premium examples in 7 different spirit categories.

Spirits & Sommelier certified course

This is a fantastic course for anyone who has a real interest in and a passion for spirits and liqueurs. No previous experience is required and the course is suitable for anyone who is curious to find out more.

Bar owners & mixologists 

It is also ideal for bar owners, mixologists and staff working in the drinks hospitality sector and at the end of the course they will have a much greater knowledge and understanding of spirits/liqueurs and will feel confident in explaining the characteristics, aroma and taste to customers.

Spirits course topics

Topics included are:

  • Ingredients of different liqueurs and spirits and their impact on the style and flavour
  • How individual spirits and liqueurs are produced
  • Tutored tastings of 21 different spirits/liqueurs (3 to compare and contrast in each of 7 categories)

Spirit categories will typically include:

Vodka - Grain and Potato

Gin - London Dry, Contemporary and Pink

Rum - White, Agricole and Aged

Whisky - Blended, Peated and USA (Bourbon or Rye)

Brandy - Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados and Pear eau de vie

Agave - Tequila Blanco, Tequila Anejo and Mezcal    

Liqueurs - Crème de cassis, Drambuie and Baileys

Certified spirit sommelier course

On completion of the course candidates will receive a Brew-School Spirits and Liqueurs Sommelier attendance certificate.

If you are interested in bringing a large corporate group to do this course we may be able to accommodate you in your own premises or on an alternative day.  Please enquire by sending us your requirement to : info@brew-school.com

The course includes:

A number of spirit and liqueur tastings during the day

Lunch and refreshments throughout

Comprehensive Brew-School course notes to take away

A Brew-School certificate on completion

Dates Price Tutor Spaces  
15-04-2023 £245 Jamie Baxter Yes
Hartingtons Ltd
Hartingtons Ltd
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews,Coombs Road
Bakewell , DE45 1AQ United Kingdom
01629 888 586