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How to Become a Master Distiller

May 27th, 2016

One of the questions we get asked more than any other is, “How do I become a master distiller?” And that’s a tricky question. Some are born into it, some just put it on their business cards (even though they don’t know where the steam valve is on their still), and some earn it through dedicating themselves to the craft.


Call Family Distillers: Alumni Spotlight

May 12th, 2016

Owner & Head Distiller Brian Call and Operations Officer & Distiller Brad Call share the story of Call Family Distillers, a distillery located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina — the moonshine capital of the world and birthplace of NASCAR.

The Call family has a rich family history in making liquor — from Reverend Dan Call who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey, up to Willie Clay Call, a famous moonshine hauler called “The Uncatchable.” The team came to Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky to get hands-on experience using the equipment and discover what it would take to grow their business in new directions. At the 6-Day Distiller course, they were able to gain contacts, knowledge, and skills that saved them time, money, and mistakes.


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