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The Art + Science of Distilling

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Join a global
network of
world-class distillers.

Drews's Story

My goal?
Stand for
and stand out.

Joe's Story

If you ask us,
anything more
authentic would
be illegal.

Sugarlands' Story

A hands-on
learning experience.
Drink it all in.

10th Mountain's Story

We stand on
two principles:
Be patient.
And do it right.

Old Forge's Story
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When it comes to spirits knowledge, you'll want to come here.

At Moonshine University ®, we take what we do seriously. Whether you’re fulfilling your grandfather’s dream or deem your taste in spirits to be missing from the market, we’ve got the experts that will get you ready for the big league. We don’t take your dream lightly, so our courses are fast paced and hands on. So pour up a glass, and get started on your mission to give the world a sip of your spirit.

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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.

Distiller Workshops

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6-Day Distiller Course

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Learn the business of
distilling one sip at a time.

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Turn of the century location. State of the art equipment.

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Moonshine University ® is the exclusive education provider of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Its KDA Board certified curriculum includes industry leading experts from KDA member companies. KDA proudly endorses the curriculum presented at Moonshine University ® for advancing professionalism in the distilled spirits industry and representing industry best practices.

Course Schedule 6 Day Distiller Course

“Excellent. I was impressed by the caliber of the speakers. You had industry leaders sharing real world experience.” – Jason Oliver, Nellysford , VA

“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

"This was a remarkable training experience. Focused, relevant, real world. Very good facility. First rate instruction. Great attitude by the support crew. Well done." – Mike Davidson, Louisville, KY

"This is a course for hard workers. I would tell anybody who wants to become an expert in the industry to first visit Moonshine University." – Chris Foster, St Louis, MO

"Worth every penny and the plane ride for someone like me who has never touched a still before this class." – Brian Ireland, Atlantic City, NJ

“I was happy after Monday. Everything else has been a bonus for me.” – Ray Seals, Columbia, IL

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