The Art + Science of Distilling

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Nosing for Faults: Advanced Sensory Analysis


Master the skills to take your products to the next level of consistency and quality. This two day course thoroughly examines the use of sensory analysis methods in distillate production, product development, and quality control. Both days will contain a theoretical as well as a practical component whereby participants will take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in a lab setting.


  • Classroom Instruction
  • Sensory training practicum in laboratory setting


Take participants through sensory training analysis methods to enable them to find faults, troubleshoot, and develop consistent, quality products. To coach participants through demonstrations and practice to develop a sensory quality control program for their own professional environment.


  • Students will understand the interaction between nose, tongue, and brain.
  • Students will be able to prepare a sensory analysis appropriate for the type of distillate and environment.
  • Students will be able to distinguish among the different sensory training analysis methodologies and know the pros and cons of each.
  • Students will train to detect the development off flavors and taints during production and find causes, symptoms and remedies.
  • Students will study technologies used to aid sensory analysis.
  • Students will practice detecting faults at different thresholds.
  • Students will learn best practices for developing their own sensory quality control program.

TUITION: $2,495.00 USD


  • All class-related materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments daily
  • Networking reception Monday evening
  • Transportation between the Brown Hotel and Moonshine University


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