Aroma Academy is a global leader in the development of Aroma Recognition skills with a range of products and training programs that are designed to develop and fine tune aroma recognition ability. Products and training programs cover a variety of drinks categories including Whisky, Wine, Gin, Bourbon and Rum.
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Aroma Academy
Moonshine University is happy to partner with Aroma Academy on this Aroma Academy Sensory Training class that is a much-needed, yet often underutilized skill for
Moonshine University is happy to partner with Aroma Academy on this Aroma Academy Sensory Training class that is a much-needed, yet often underutilized skill for spirits enthusiasts and experts alike.
Instructors: Alan Gordon and Moonshine University Instructors
Come learn the art of nosing and aromas from Alan Gordon, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Aroma Academy, the world’s leading provider of customized aroma kits and aroma training. In this day-long course you will lead through your custom aroma kit to start learning how to dissect the base components of many of the world’s popular spirits, from whiskey, to rum, to gin.
Introduction to Aroma Recognition
The Sense of Smell : an overview
Introduction to how Aromas/Flavors behave
Olfactory Practice : Aroma Recognition “A to Z”
Linking Aroma/Flavor Profiles to Specific Drinks
The Chemistry of Aromas : an introduction
Introduction to Sensory Competency Program
This class will help you hone your nose to be able to pick out individual characteristics from spirits and arm you with the knowledge you need to become better over time, along with the knowledge of best practices for doing sensory on spirits.
Certified Bourbon Steward (EBS) is the first level in the Bourbon Certification Program.This special session, not normally taught in the classroom, is available for registrants
Certified Bourbon Steward (EBS) is the first level in the Bourbon Certification Program.This special session, not normally taught in the classroom, is available for registrants of the Certified Tourism Ambassador program only.
The Moonshine University 6 Day Distiller Course provides a complete overview of the craft of distilling and the beverage alcohol industry through comprehensive technical training and business management education. Over
The Moonshine University 6 Day Distiller Course provides a complete overview of the craft of distilling and the beverage alcohol industry through comprehensive technical training and business management education. Over 40 industry experts are brought together to provide an intensive, practical, hands-on learning experience that combines technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Register early and your stay at theBrown Hotel is included with tuition. Check the Moonshine University website for details.
This course is designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, it exposes attendees to the realities of the day-to-day operations from laying the first brick to getting finished product on the shelves. The technical aspects of distillate production are only the beginning. Challenges and opportunities from equipment selection to distribution channels to financial considerations are also explored.
Who should attend Moonshine University?
Entrepreneurs interested in opening their own distillery or launching their own brand.
Industry professionals who are looking to gain a better overall understanding of the craft, science and trade of beverage alcohol.
Those looking for careers in the distilling industry.
Distillery owners/operators who want to specialize or improve in a certain area of their business.
This half-day class, starting at 1pm, offers aspiring distillers the opportunity to learn from an experienced distillery construction team.
Key Steps and Timeline
Construction / Renovation
Incetives and Government Support
Monday – The Fundamentals
Breakout Session: Distilling
Breakout Session: Laboratory
Nuts and Bolts Networking Reception
Tuesday – Rum Production
TTB Licensing and Compliance
Rum Mash Bill Calculation
SOP/COLA – Formulation and label approval process.
Wednesday – Whiskey Production
Lunch with a Legend – Entertaining as well as insightful, our legends never disappoint. Past speakers include Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey, Bill Samuels, Jr., and Greg Davis from Maker’s Mark.
Aging and Mingling
Proofing and Finishing
On and Off Premises Marketing
Networking Reception and Dinner – Cocktails and dinner will provide another excellent opportunity for attendees, presenters and honored guests to enjoy informal conversation and build valuable relationships.
Thursday – Vodka and Gin Production
Artisan Distiller Panel
Vodka and Gin Sensory Evaluation
Vendome Copper and Brass Works Tour – A field trip to tour the largest distilling equipment manufacturer in the United States.
Friday – Branding, Sales and Marketing
Case Study: Route to Market
Packaging and Closures
Closing Remarks and Diplomas
All class-related materials
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments daily
Networking dinner/reception Monday and Wednesday evening
Exclusive private tour of 1 -2 local distillery-related facilities
Transportation between the Brown Hotel and Moonshine University
INSTRUCTORS: Randy Allender, Luis Ayala, Matt Baugher, Steve Beam, Kristin Carlton, Larry Coomes, Greg Davis, Glenn Glaser, Lang Guenther, Dr. Pat Heist, Joe Heron, Paul Johnson, Pete Kamer, Jeff LaHue, Stacy Lauter, Robert Lehrman, Stephen Lukinovich, Dan Matauch, Jim McCoy, Paul McLaughlin, Chris Morris, Cash Moter, Andrew Mueller, Sid Mundkur, Tom Niekamp, Sherman Owen, Joy Perrine, Scott Reid, Rusty Riley, Don Rodgers, Jimmy Russell, Bill Samuels, Jr., Scott Schiller, Mike Sherman, Rob Sherman, Clay Smith, Peggy Noe Stevens, Kris Tatum, Carson Taylor, Paul Tomaszewski, Mary Beth Williams, Chris Zaborowski, Sara Zborovski, as well as Moonshine University and Flavorman instructors.
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
April 22, 2018 8:00 amJuly 22, 2018 8:00 amOctober 21, 2018 8:00 am
january 14 (Sunday) - 19 (Friday)
Moonshine University, Louisville, KY
Distilled Spirits Epicenter, 801 South 8th Street, Louisville, KY 40203, United States
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