LVL 2 Spirits Sample Questions

You will have an hour to answer 50 questions in multiple choice format.  You can also download the LVL 2 Spirits Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT).

Below you will find a sample of questions similar to what you'll find on the LVL2 Spirits exam. WEI students have access to many questions with grading and scoring in their student portal.

Light to medium intensity, from Cuba, Panama or Venezuela, predominately light marks are features of
  • Spanish style
  • British Style
  • French Style
  • Brazilian rum
The primary raw material for Bourbon is
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Rye
  • Corn
The first distillation in a pot still produces
  • low wines
  • pomace
  • the highest proof spirit
  • malts
Spice, lemon zest and caraway seed would likely be found on the nose of..
  • Mezcal
  • Scotch whisky
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Tennessee Whiskey
Baco is common in
  • Mezcal
  • Armagnac
  • Grappa
  • Cognac
80 Proof in the USA is?
  • Illegal
  • 35% ABV
  • 38% ABV
  • 40% ABV
Distinct smoky aroma of peat is most likely from
  • Highlands
  • Lowland
  • Tennessee
  • Islay
Malted barley that is crushed and mixed with warm water is
  • aged in ex-bourbon barrels
  • wort
  • low wines
  • congener
Which one of the following statements is true
a)
b)
c)
d)
  • A spirit that was distilled to 96% abv can be called a rum
  • Rums must be distilled in pot stills
  • A distiller does not need to dilute molasses with water before distillation
  • Spanish styles of rum are typically light- to medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
Re-distillation with botanicals is a feature of?
  • London Dry Gin
  • Mezcal
  • Vodka
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