Anyone have an opinion on pursuing the WSET 3 Award for Spirits or the SWE Certified Specialist of Spirits? Which path might be better and why?
Both WSET3 Spirits and SWE CSS are great if interested in the overall Spirits category. But if interest is focused on Whisk(e)y, check out The Council of Whiskey Masters, www.WhiskeyMasters.org.
Certifications via a Scotch and Bourbon track (CSP and CBP), then an advanced level for global whiskeys (CWS), and then a master level (SM, or WM).
The program is fairly new, and backed by some 20+ respected members of the whiskey industry.
Thank you, Jorn! This has piqued my interest!