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Moonshine University: Scotch & Malt Whiskey Workshop

Moonshine University: Scotch & Malt Whiskey Workshop

21aug(aug 21)9:00 am22(aug 22)5:00 pmMoonshine University: Scotch & Malt Whiskey Workshop

Speakers for this event

  • Ewan Morgan

    Ewan Morgan

    National Director, Diageo Masters of Whisk(e)y

    Ewan is a third generation ‘whisky man’. His father was maltings manager at Tamdhu Distillery in Speyside and later the distillery manager at Highland Park Distillery on the island of Orkney. His Grandfather was the brewer at the famed distillery Cardhu. Ewan was born in Dufftown, Scotland, which is often referred to as ‘The Whisky Capital of the World’ (More whisky is produced in Dufftown than any other town – in the World).

    As though growing up on the grounds of a large distillery in Speyside wouldn’t be enough to put whisky fever into his soul, Ewan started his career in the Whisky industry at the age of 16 as a Maltman; a job that is only learned by one generation passing the knowledge to the next. The honor of this, the craftsmanship of the job and a family passion for whisky kicked off a career learning all aspects of whisky that continues to this day.

    Fortunately for us, Ewan loves sharing his unrelenting passion for whisky. Ewan is noted for his innovative seminars and educational style from practical blending classes to chemistry classes on whisky maturation training both industry and consumers all over the US.

    National Director, Diageo Masters of Whisk(e)y

  • Gregor Cattanach

    Gregor Cattanach

    National Master of Whisky, Director of Whisky Education, Keeper of The Quaich

    Gregor grew up at single malt distilleries in Scotland such as Caol Ila, Coleburn, Cragganmore and Cardhu where his father Evan worked as Master Distiller of these quality single malts. This is where Gregor’s apprenticeship truly began. Learning from his father something that he never imagined that would take him all over the world.

    While working in Scotland as Global Brand Ambassador for Diageo’s whisky portfolio, Gregor developed a deeper passion for the technical side of Distilling so in 2009 sat and passed the Institute of Brewing and Distilling General Certificate in Distilling. He also became more involved in the quality control of whisky via sensory analysis and in 2011 (after 2 years and numerous organoleptic tests) became a qualified whisky nose.

    He is now based in the USA working as Director of Whisky Education with the USA Masters of Whisky.

    National Master of Whisky, Director of Whisky Education, Keeper of The Quaich

Event Details

Join Moonshine University and Gregor Cattanach and Ewan Morgan for a two-day Scotch & Malt Whiskey Workshop developed to discover the many possibilities of what malt whisky has been historically, and what it can be today. Explore the different techniques used to make specialized, one-of-a-kind malt whisky.

In class you will get hands on with grains, ingredients, fermenting, distilling, and attempt to match liquid briefs using sensory analysis, flavor mapping and blending. By the end of this course, you will have an expanded knowledge of what it takes to craft your own unique malt whisky.

Register here by July 31, 2016 for 2 nights at the Brown Hotel included with tuition.
Check-in date: 8/20/16, check-out date: 8/22/16

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DAY 1 – Malt Whiskey

  • History and heritage
  • The quality aspects of new make whiskey (including Grain whisky)
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Flavor profiling
  • Sensory panels
  • Wood & maturation

DAY 2 – The Blenders Lab

  • Blended whiskey
  • Uunderstanding the constituent parts of a blend and flavor mapping
  • Flavor mapping
  • Liquid brief
  • Liquid creation – Practical Blending session
  • Judging
  • Closing remarks

Tuition: $1,995.00 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
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21 (Monday) 9:00 am - 22 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm EST


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