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At Moonshine University we are serious about distilling. This is not a side gig or something we decided to do out of the back of our distillery. We are dedicated to the hands-on art, science and business of craft spirits education. We spend lots of time in the class room and we spend lots of time in our dedicated fully functioning craft distillery that truly takes you from grain to glass.

Moonshine University offers technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. Our courses are designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers. Learn from the best of the best, from distillers of the world’s most successful brands to owners and operators of the leading craft distilleries.

Who should attend Moonshine University?

  • Entrepreneurs interested in opening their own distillery or launching their own brand.
  • Industry professionals who are looking to gain a better overall understanding of the craft, science and trade of beverage alcohol.
  • Those looking for careers in the distilling industry.
  • Distillery owners/operators who want to specialize or improve in a certain area of their business.

The venerated Kentucky Distillers’ Association was so impressed with what Distilled Spirits Epicenter (Home to Moonshine University) has done that they made them the exclusive education provider of the entire organization. When distilleries like Jack Daniels and Jim Beam are standing behind Moonshine University’s quality education, you can be sure it’ll be worth every penny.
~ Artisan Spirit Magazine

View All Moonshine University Course Schedules here.

Introductory Distiller Courses

For enthusiasts, professionals and those looking to get into the distilling industry.

6 Day Distiller Course Course Syllabus | Schedule

Our 6 Day Distiller Course provides a complete overview of the craft of distilling and the beverage alcohol industry through comprehensive technical training and business management education. Over 40 industry experts are brought together to provide an intensive, practical, hands-on learning experience that combines technical training and business management education for start-ups, industry professionals, and those looking for careers in the distilling industry. This course is designed and taught by distillery operators, industry insiders, and world-renowned master distillers, it exposes attendees to the realities of the day-to-day operations from laying the first brick to getting finished product on the shelves. The technical aspects of distillate production are only the beginning. Challenges and opportunities from equipment selection to distribution channels to financial considerations are also explored.

See the video below to learn more about the 6 Day Distiller Course.

Bourbon Making WorkshopCourse Syllabus | Schedule

This day-long workshop combines classroom instruction, hands-on bourbon distilling, and sensory activities for professionals in the bourbon industry as well as advanced enthusiasts. Instruction includes thorough analysis of the individual components of the distillate and the production process, as well as an examination of history, context, standards of identity, and bourbon’s relationship to other whiskeys.

Stave & Thief SocietyCourse Syllabus | Schedule

Intermediate Workshops

Dive into individual topics related to the production and sale of distilled spirits.

The 5-Day Rum course will guide attendees through the financial, marketing, production, aging, and blending of rum, so each person can leave with a complete understanding of how rums can fit into the economic landscape. The course will offer a great combination of theory and practice, making it the ideal learning tool for anyone whose livelihood will depend on their ability to properly produce and commercialize excellent rums.

Advanced Workshops

Knowledge of distilling is assumed, and in some cases, your DSP – Distilled Spirits Plant number may be required. 

Private and Custom Training

Contact us for details on custom training.

General Information: Classes include related materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments daily, and transportation between our preferred hotel and Moonshine University.

Still Have Questions? Ready to Get Started?

Contact us at 502.301.8126 or email at registrar@moonshineuniversity.com

“It will save me hundreds of thousands of dollars. Best money spent & I am glad I brought my whole team. Thank you.”
~ Randy Constant, Chillicothe, MO

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