Spirits, Liqueurs and Mixology


The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an in-depth knowledge of spirits and liqueurs, with a specific focus on how production methods affect the characteristics of the products and help establish the traits of the spirit. The module will also give guidance on the use and service of spirits in a professional hospitality setting, facilitating the learner on providing informed and accurate recommendations to guests. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the principles factors in distillations and maturation processes and how they influence spirits and liqueurs. 

  2. Explore the main types and styles of spirits and liqueurs 

  3. Recognise key equipment and principles involved in the storage and service of spirits and liqueurs

  4. Develop and comprehend the key factors affecting flavour and aroma in spirits and liqueurs 

  5. Identify food matches in spirits and liqueurs to contribute to the harmonisation of a meal experience 

  6. Recognise the importance of spirit tourism in Ireland 

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