WSET® Level 4, Spirits of the World, Unit 4

This course covers, at a specialist level, the major types and styles of spirits of the world, their methods and regions of production and the factors influencing the style, quality and value of spirits. Instruction includes local and global markets for spirits and the trade and legal structures that govern their sale. Students use the WSET Level 4 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® to analyze the characteristics of the principal spirits of the world.

This course has 15 instructional hours, and a 65-minute exam, which consists of a blind tasting of three spirits and one theory question.

Entrance Requirements:

1. At least 21 years of age AND
2. A passing grade in the WSET® Level 4, Wine Production, Unit 2 Course.

Pricing for Spirits of the World, Unit 4 is as follows:

Registration Fee: $56.00
Exam: $325.00
Study Kit: $130.65
Tuition: $569.00
Total: $1080.65

Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center. To apply, fill out the application and email it to

The WSET® Level 4, Spirits of the World, Unit 4 adheres to the Quarter-Based Refund Policy. For details see our policy.

Spirits of the World, Unit 4 – Class Schedule

Course Unit 4, Spring 2019 (Dip4 119)
Class Start Date Thursday, April 18, 2019
Course Registration Deadline April 5, 2019
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Unit 4 Exam 4:30pm June 12, 2019 at IWC
Exam Registration Deadline (re-sit students only) See Exams Page
Be advised this is the last opportunity you will have to enroll in the Diploma Spirits course. Unit 4 will be discontinued immediately following the June 2019 exams.
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