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?
I didn't do WSET 3 Spirits, though I was just in the last batch of Diploma graduates with a Spirits unit. I also did SWE certs including CSS and found that MUCH more in-depth than the Diploma spirits unit, for what it's worth. Plus, SWE offers an even higher Spirits certification, the CSE, Certified Spirits Educator. And as people have mentioned, their online materials are FANTASTIC; quizzes, Miss Jane's classes, flashcards, the works. Personally, I found the SWE support system much richer and deeper vs. WSET too. But there is no tasting portion to the CSS exam, although they encourage practical study. I suppose either would help you with advanced, but I'm partial to SWE!
Interesting! Thank you so much, Annie!