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How to Pick the Best Distiller’s Yeast

October 28th, 2020

distiller's yeast

Written by Dr. Patrick Heist, Chief Scientific Officer of Ferm Solutions & Co-Owner of Wilderness Trail Distillery

When we started Wilderness Trail Distillery in 2012, choosing the right strain of distiller’s yeast was easy; that’s because my business partner, Shane Baker, and I started off in the distilling industry as suppliers of yeast and fermentation products.


Craft Distilling Will Survive This Pandemic— Here’s How

October 21st, 2020

Written by Colin Blake, Director of Spirits Education at Moonshine University; originally published in Artisan Spirit

 In 2005, what some deem the “start” of the American craft distilling movement, there were less than 100 active distillers. Today, that number has surpassed 2,000. Over the years, I’ve watched in awe as the movement has grown exponentially, beating the odds time and time again.


A Quick Guide to Agave Spirits

October 14th, 2020

Written by Kobe Desmet, Brand Ambassador at Tequila Fortaleza

The world of agave spirits may seem daunting at first— the more you know, the more there is to discover! But don’t worry. If you’re at the beginning of developing your knowledge of this unique style of spirits, the best place to start is with the base itself, the agave.


Moonshine University to Welcome 30th Class of Distillers

October 7th, 2020

30th class of 6-Day Distillers

Moonshine University, the nation’s premier educational distillery, is gearing up to welcome its 30th class of 6-Day Distillers. Taking place this October 18-23, 2020, the course will mark a significant milestone for the Louisville, KY-based facility whose graduates have gone on to launch 178 distilleries worldwide.


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