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Tasting - Spirits Diploma

Tasting - Spirits Diploma

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WSET
®
Systematic Approach
to Spirit Tasting
(Diploma)
Copyright Wine & Spirit Education Trust 2009
Spirits SAT 06.09
CHECKLIST: EXAMPLES OF TASTING TERMS
APPEARANCE
Clarity
bright – clear – dull – hazy – cloudy
(faulty? ) 
Intensity
water-white – pale – medium (-) – medium – medium (+) – deep – opaque
Colour
white
colourless – green – lemon-green – lemon
golden
gold – amber – copper
brown
tawny – mahogany – brown
coloured
pink – red – orange – yellow – green – blue – purple – brown – black
(natural/synthetic?
Other observations
(eg legs/tears,louching
NOSE
Condition
clean – faulty
( fault:feinty – woody – TCA – stale - other taint ) 
Intensity
neutral – light – medium (-) – medium – medium (+) – pronounced
Maturation
unaged – rested – short ageing – matured – very aged (rancio)
Aroma
fruit/floral – vegetable/grain – botanical/herbal – oak – sweetness – other
characteristicsOther observations
(eg changes of character after adding water to the sample
CONCLUSIONS
Quality
faulty – poor – acceptable – good – very good – outstanding
Reasons for quality
eg balance, length, concentration, complexity, typicity
Origins
(if applicable eg Cognac, Islay)
Raw materials
(eg grapes, other fruits, grains, agave, sugar cane, molasses)
Style
(eg VSOP, Reposado)
Price
(approximate retail price):
PALATE
Sweetness
dry – off-dry – medium (-) - medium – medium (+) – sweet – luscious
Alcohol
soft – smooth – integrated – warming – harsh
Body
light – medium (-) – medium – medium (+) – full
Flavour intensity
neutral – light – medium (-) – medium – medium (+) – pronounced
Flavour
fruit/floral – vegetable/grain – botanical/herbal – oak – sweetness – other
characteristicsOther observations
(eg tannins,texture,balance,effect of adding water
Length
short – medium (-) – medium – medium (+) – long
Finish
balance – complexity – cleanness

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