Trail Distilling will host Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) classes at its Oregon City, Oregon, distillery this October.
Celebrating its 50th year, WSET is recognized as the global leader for spirit education and the trusted source for anyone looking to increase their level of spirits knowledge. WSET training is perfect for distillers, bartenders, brand ambassadors or spirit enthusiasts. With over 100,000 worldwide candidates this academic year, spirits qualification was the leader with the most growth.
The WSET Level II is a two-and-a-half-day course scheduled for Oct. 20-22. The training is perfect for distillers, bartenders, brand ambassadors or anyone wishing to increase their expertise in all spirits. A WSET qualification provides comprehensive training, including production methods, characteristics of principal international spirits and the Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits (SAT) methods. Classes will be taught on site at Trail Distilling and include a hands-on distillation class which covers principles and techniques of distillation using a column still. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Class size is limited and the deadline to register is Oct. 10.
The WSET Level I class on Oct. 6 offers a beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a WSET certificate and lapel