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Moonshine University: Tequila, Mezcal & Agave Spirits Workshop

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmMoonshine University: Tequila, Mezcal & Agave Spirits WorkshopRegister early and get your hotel nights included with tuition.

Speakers for this event

  • Kobe Desmet

    Kobe Desmet

    Author - Tequila & Mezcal: The Complete Guide

    Kobe Desmet is a Belgian that made agave his life and passion. He became a spirits importer and ambassador after 10 years of working behind the bar. As he learned more about every category of spirits, he became intrigued with agave and agave spirits in general. Kobe learned as much as possible about the plant, the history, the production process, and all the beverages made from agave. This resulted in receiving a Tequila Maestro Diploma from the CRT (Consejo Regulador del Tequila), writing a book (Tequila & Mezcal: The Complete Guide), and ultimately moving to Mexico to be fully submerged into the world of Agave. Now living in Guadalajara, Kobe is frequently traveling across Mexico to learn even more about this mystical plant, the value it has for the population, and the final products you can obtain with it.

    Author - Tequila & Mezcal: The Complete Guide

Event Details

Tequila. Mezcal. Agave Spirits.

What is the difference? Join us to find as we explore one of the most regulated distillates in the world.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Register early and your stay at the Brown Hotel is included with tuition. Check the Moonshine University website for details.

Complete Course Syllabus

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Day 1

What is Agave?

  • History
  • A discourse about the plant and its meaning throughout history.

The different species of Agave according to region

  • Agave Tequilana
  • Agave Angustifolia
  • Agave Americana
  • Agave Karwinskii
  • Agave Durangensis
  • Agave Inaequidens
  • Agave Maximilliana
  • Agave Potatorum
  • Agave Salmiana

Agave beverages

  • Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Raicilla
  • Bacanora
  • Pulque
  • Aguamiel
  • Henequen
  • (Sotol)

Day 2

  • Production
    • Growing
    • Harvest
    • Roasting/Cooking
      • Oven
      • Pit
      • Diffuser
    • Fermenting
    • Distilling
    • Aging
  • Hands-on distilling of agave syrup spirit
    • Source material tasting
    • Pump to still
    • Heads, hearts, & tails
  • Sensory training
  • Recap on different agave-based beverages, production styles, and differences

Tuition: $2,195.00 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

Complete Course Syllabus

Still Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?

Contact Christin Head at 502.301.8139 or email

Register NowView all Moonshine University Courses here.


11 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 12 (Friday) 5:00 pm


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