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Celebrating the “Moonshine” in Moonshine University

July 29th, 2020

As the distilling industry’s premier education provider, we often get questioned about our name – Moonshine University.

If you’re unfamiliar with moonshine in its modern context, then we can certainly understand why our namesake might initially raise a brow. You might be surprised to learn that what was once known as “Popskull,” “White Lightning,” and “Mule Kick” can actually be understood as representative for a breadth of spirits styles – and here’s why.

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4 Responsible Ways Distillers Use Spent Grains

July 22nd, 2020

Waste is not the first thing that comes to mind when daydreaming about being a distiller, but it’s a reality you do need to consider before launching a distillery.

Undoubtedly, a byproduct of your production will be spent grains, also called thick stillage. Once grains make their way through your mash, fermentation, and distillation processes, what’s leftover is hundreds of gallons of the stuff, depending on the size of your operation.

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Which Tequila Is Best For Your Palate?

July 15th, 2020

With over 300 different characteristics, tequila possesses a depth of flavors and aromas that rival any good spirit. Depending on the unique conditions in which its agave was grown, as well as the techniques utilized in its production, this delightful spirit can range from light and fruity to deep and smokey – and everything in between.

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Introducing The Stave & Thief Society

July 8th, 2020


Moonshine University is the premiere education provider for all things distilling. Located in the heart of Bourbon country, it’s natural that the world-class distillery school would also offer a special curriculum dedicated to America’s native spirit. Enter, The Stave & Thief Society.

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Cocktails to Sip This July 4th

July 1st, 2020

Since 1776, Americans have celebrated our nation’s independence with fireworks, baseball games, carnivals, and the like. While this year’s July 4th festivities might look a little different than those of years past, we can still count on good food and great drinks to raise our spirits.

To help you out with your weekend preparations, our Moonshine University educators and staff are sharing 5 of their favorite cocktails to pair with your Independence Day excitement. Here’s the list:

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