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Moonshine University: Botanicals Workshop

august, 2017

August 7 – 9, 2017 | Register Now

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BOTANICALS WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

DAY ONE

Botanical Basics

  • Styles
  • TTB Designations
  • Production Methods

Botanical Evaluations

  • Individual Botanicals
    • Relational Segmentation
  • Individual Botanical Distillates

Absinthe Practicum

  • Absinthe Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculation
  • Botanical Maceration

Amaro Practicum

  • Amaro Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculations
  • Botanical Maceration

DAY TWO

Botanical History

  • Predecessor Spirits
  • Social History
  • Legal Troubles
  • Evolution of Styles
  • New Directions

Gin Practicum

  • Gin Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculations
  • Benchtop Distillations
  • Distillate Evaluations

DAY THREE

Gin Production Scale Up

  • Scale Up Calculations
  • Botanical Preparations
  • Charging Still
  • Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation

Absinthe Finishing

  • Benchtop Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation
  • Filtration
  • Finish Evaluation

Amaro Finishing

  • Benchtop Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation
  • Filtration
  • Finish Evaluation

Questions and Answers

Tuitions: $3,495.00 USD

Tuition Includes:

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

Still Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?

Contact: Christin Head | 502.301.8139
Email: Registrar@MoonshineUniversity.com

Register Now Button

View all Moonshine University Courses here.

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Speakers for this event

  • Clay Smith

    Clay Smith

    Operations Manager at Moonshine University and former Head Distiller at Corsair Distillery

    Clay has been in many facets of the liquor industry since 2003 and with Corsair Distillery since early 2009. In addition to the daily “Cat-Herding” of the distillery’s experimental spirit development, core product manufacturing, barrel blending, bottling, packaging, shipping, copious paperwork and various site expansions in the past 5 years, Clay also teaches Fine Art at Western Kentucky University.

    His love and experience with most things Craft, whether artistic or alcoholic in nature, found a unique home with Corsair’s philosophy.

    Operations Manager at Moonshine University and former Head Distiller at Corsair Distillery

Event Details

Botanical spirits are experiencing a booming renaissance. Using a broad palette of botanicals and styles, craft distillers are creating unique expressions that not only stand out on the shelf, but don’t have to spend years in a barrel to do so. 

Join us for this three-day intermediate workshop focusing on botanically-based spirits. Explore the history, production methods, and distillation processes of gins, absinthes, and amaros while you learn about mash bills, maceration, and filtration.

INSTRUCTORS: Clay Smith, Head Distiller and Distillery Manager at Corsair Artisan Distillery and Moonshine University instructors

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Register here by July 17, 2016 for 3 nights at the Brown Hotel included with tuition. Check-in date: 8/6/16, check-out date: 8/9/16




August 7 – 9, 2017 | Register Now

Register Now Button

BOTANICALS WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

DAY ONE

Botanical Basics

  • Styles
  • TTB Designations
  • Production Methods

Botanical Evaluations

  • Individual Botanicals
    • Relational Segmentation
  • Individual Botanical Distillates

Absinthe Practicum

  • Absinthe Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculation
  • Botanical Maceration

Amaro Practicum

  • Amaro Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculations
  • Botanical Maceration

DAY TWO

Botanical History

  • Predecessor Spirits
  • Social History
  • Legal Troubles
  • Evolution of Styles
  • New Directions

Gin Practicum

  • Gin Styles
  • Material Handling
  • Production Methods
  • Botanical Mashbill Calculations
  • Benchtop Distillations
  • Distillate Evaluations

DAY THREE

Gin Production Scale Up

  • Scale Up Calculations
  • Botanical Preparations
  • Charging Still
  • Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation

Absinthe Finishing

  • Benchtop Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation
  • Filtration
  • Finish Evaluation

Amaro Finishing

  • Benchtop Distillation
  • Distillate Evaluation
  • Filtration
  • Finish Evaluation

Questions and Answers

Tuitions: $3,495.00 USD

Tuition Includes:

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

Still Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?

Contact: Christin Head | 502.301.8139
Email: Registrar@MoonshineUniversity.com

Register Now Button

View all Moonshine University Courses here.

Time

7 (Monday) 9:00 am - 9 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm EST

Location

Moonshine University, Louisville, KY

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

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