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Moonshine University: Whiskey Workshop

october, 2022

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27octAll Day28FeaturedMoonshine University: Whiskey WorkshopMoonshine University, Louisville, KY

Event Details

Become a whiskey connoisseur with this two-day intermediate Whiskey Workshop examining everything whiskey! We’ll cover a wide variety of classifications – including Irish, Scotch, Canadian, American, and even new craft whiskeys made from non-traditional grains – detailing the individual distillate components and production processes for each, standards of identity, and relationship to other whiskeys.

Students will also receive an in-depth understanding of whiskey production, including malting, smoking, mashing, fermenting, traditional and alternative aging techniques, and making cuts. Hands-on, small-scale product development with table-top distillation allows participants to experiment further with these processes before moving onto the larger equipment in our distillery. Finally, we’ll return to our roots by examining the history of whiskey, before discussing the best ways to guide consumers through an informative and engaging sensory evaluation of this versatile spirit.

For more information, visit the course page.

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Structure

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Product development and tabletop distillation
  • Hands-on production training in distillery
  • Sensory training and analysis

Course Objectives

To examine the styles, analyze the components, and practice the methods so that students can develop a unique, balanced whisk(e)y product.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain a technical working knowledge of distilling equipment used in the various styles of whisk(e)y.
  • Students will understand methods of malting and smoking in order to apply it to their own products.
  • Students will practice developing an original mash bill and experiment with product development within the specifications of the whisk(e)y category.
  • Students will learn how to apply aging and/or alternative aging techniques to finish their own whisk(e)y.

Tuition: $1,495 USD

Tuition Includes

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

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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 Registrar@MoonshineUniversity.com

View all Moonshine University Courses here.


Time

october 27 (Thursday) - 28 (Friday) EST

Location

Moonshine University, Louisville, KY

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

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