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Moonshine University: Barrel Aging Workshop

05feb(feb 5)9:00 am06(feb 6)5:00 amMoonshine University: Barrel Aging Workshop

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

september 16, 2024 12:12 am

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

  • Gregg Snyder

    Gregg Snyder

    CEO of Distilled Spirits Consulting

    Gregg has over 39 years of distilled spirits operations experience that he applies when in front of the Moonshine U classroom. He has worked for such companies as Western Spirits, Wild Turkey, Brown-Forman, Blue Grass Cooperage, Jim Beam, and Joseph E. Seagram and Sons. Gregg has also served as Chairman for the Kentucky Distiller’s Association, and has been on the KDA Board of Directors, as well as serving on other boards, including Associated Cooperage Industries of America, Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Gregg is also an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

    CEO of Distilled Spirits Consulting

Event Details

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. But we’re here to change all of that with our Age-ucation Workshop, featuring 30 experimental barrels and 9 hands-on experiments that will let you taste the effects of variables like entry proof, toast and char profiles, wood species, bottle soaks, and more. Students also receive valuable insights on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative barrel construction.

Early Bird Special: Early Bird Registration covers your stay at our contracted hotel from Day 1 to the last day of class. The Early Bird deadline is 3 weeks before the first day of class.

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In addition to spending time with experts on warehouse management and flavor mapping, Barrel Aging Workshop students will also receive GC data for all factors covered in the course, providing a valuable resource to pair with your newfound knowledge of aging and maturation.

By the time you complete this class you’ll have a much clearer understanding of how you’ll want to approach aging your spirits, which makes this an investment that will not only save you time, but potentially tens of thousands of dollars.

Who is the Barrel Aging Workshop for?

Whether you’re a seasoned distiller or newbie to the business, this class is for anyone who has or is planning to open and/or operate a distillery; production team members (blenders) and warehouse managers; and others interested in refining their knowledge of spirits maturation.

Barrel Aging Workshop Instructors

This class is taught by Andrew Wiehebrink, Director of Spirits Research & Innovation at Independent Stave Company and Gregg Snyder, CEO of Distilled Spirits Consulting.

What You’ll Learn

In addition to gaining valuable insights on whiskey maturation, barrel performance, and alternative barrel construction, we’ll take an in-depth look at:

  • Warehousing;
  • Logistics;
  • Flavor Development;
  • Product Consistency;
  • Entry Proof;
  • Toast & Char Profiles;
  • Bottle Soaks;
  • Wood Species;
  • Gas Chromatography.

Get Your Class On

This class is limited to 20 students to ensure a hands-on learning experience for all. Tuition includes all class materials; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments; and transportation between our contracted hotel and our campus.

Tuition: $1,495

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About Moonshine University

Founded in 2012, Moonshine University is the nation’s premier educational distillery. Our facility was created from the ground up to teach new distillers how to get started in the industry, and to teach professional team members how to elevate key aspects of their craft and boost sales. Combining classroom instruction with practical, hands-on learning and sensory training, Moonshine University attracts people from all over the world, ensuring every attendee leaves with a complete and comprehensive education and skill set applicable to a variety of spirits and industry related areas.

In 2013, The Kentucky Distillers’ Association made Moonshine University their exclusive education provider. With the support of some of the industry’s leading institutions and distilleries, you can be sure that taking a class at Moonshine University will be worth the investment.

Still Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?

Call 502-305-8596 or email

View all Moonshine University Courses here.


Moonshine University

801 South 8th Street Louisville, KY 40203

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5 (Monday) 9:00 am - 6 (Tuesday) 5:00 am


Moonshine University, Louisville, KY

Distilled Spirits Epicenter, 801 South 8th Street, Louisville, KY 40203, United States

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