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Distilling Ops 201 + Age-Ucation Workshop Combo

Distilling Ops 201 + Age-Ucation Workshop Combo

04nov(nov 4)9:00 am08(nov 8)5:00 pmDistilling Ops 201 + Age-Ucation Workshop ComboIn partnership with Independent Stave Company.

Speakers for this event

  • Andrew Wiehebrink

    Andrew Wiehebrink

    Head of Research and Development

    Andrew Wiehebrink is Head of Research and Development at ISC Barrels. His primary focus is working with ISC customers to develop and test new products. He also designs experiments to gather data on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, process and product innovations.

    Head of Research and Development

  • Pete Kamer

    Pete Kamer

    Principal Distillery Engineer, Barton Brands (retired)

    Licensed professional Engineer. He started his distilling career with Seagram distillery in Louisville in 1978 working in distilling, bottling maintenance, plant maintenance, utilities, plant engineering and corporate engineering. In 1985 he went to work for Barton Distillery in Bardstown, KY as their Engineering Manager, handling all engineering related work in the Bardstown and Atlanta plants and assisted in the Carson, CA plant.

    Duties included selection and installation of new equipment, troubleshooting existing equipment, increasing capacity and improving operations. Mr. Kamer retired from Barton in 2011 and started his own engineering company, Distillery Engineering. Since then he has helped small to medium size distilleries with everything from site selection, equipment selection, plant layout, startup, and trouble shooting.

    Principal Distillery Engineer, Barton Brands (retired)

  • Randy Allender

    Randy Allender

    Owner/Manager, R Allender Consulting, LLC

    With over 40 years of experience in various industries, Randy retired in July 2013 from Jim Beam after 24 years of service, and opened R Allender Consulting, LLC to provide technical advice to those wishing to build a distilled spirits plant.

    He learned all he could about the “ins and outs” of each operation at a working distillery: mashing, fermenting, distilling, steam generation, aging & warehousing, barrel filling & dumping, production of distillers dried grain (DDG), and many others. He also learned about the mechanics behind the operations, including: sprinkler systems, alarm systems, OSHA workplace requirements, boilers/steam systems, electrical power systems, electrical control systems including PLC’s / HMI’s, construction methods, and environmental requirements. Now he shares this wealth of knowledge with others.

    Owner/Manager, R Allender Consulting, LLC

Event Details

Dive deep into the production side with a focus first on operations and engineering, then on the barrel and what happens once you put that distillate in the ricks. Specially discounted together at $6,500, it includes your 5-day stay at the Brown Hotel when registration is complete by the Early Bird Deadline.

Distilling 201

Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in a fraction of the time. Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind, three-day advanced course designed for distillers ready to take a deeper dive into distillery engineering and operations. Led by two industry veterans with over 70 years of combined operations experience, attendees will examine the entire production process from start to finish. Equipment selection, maintenance and troubleshooting, best practices for distillate production, product development and evaluation techniques, post-distillation processing, blending and bottling, sanitation and safety will all be covered in detail.

Full details of Distilling 201 here.

Age-ucation: The Inside Scoop on Oak, Aging, Maturation, and Warehousing Workshop

For distillers, aging alcohol to get the flavor and consistency you desire can take decades of trial and error, which can be both frustrating and expensive. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at Independent Stave Company and for a two-day experience unlike any other. With 30 experimental barrels and 9 hands-on experiments, attendees of our Age-ucation Workshop will get to access exclusive GC data and explore aging variables like entry proof, toast and char profiles, wood species, bottle soaks and more.

Full details of Age-ucation here.

Register Now

Tuition: $6,500 USD

Tuition Includes

  • All class-related materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments daily
  • Networking reception, evening following first day of class
  • Transportation between the Brown Hotel and Moonshine University

Still Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?

Contact: Christin Head | 502.301.8139

Register Now

View all Moonshine University Courses here.


4 (Monday) 9:00 am - 8 (Friday) 5:00 pm EST


Moonshine University, Louisville, KY

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