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Mezcal, Tequila, & Agave Spirits Workshop

COURSE OVERVIEW

Mezcal. Tequila. Agave spirits.

STRUCTURE

DAY ONE

What is Agave?

  • History
  • A discourse about the plant and its meaning throughout history.

The different species of Agave according to region

  • Agave Tequilana
  • Agave Angustifolia
  • Agave Americana
  • Agave Karwinskii
  • Agave Durangensis
  • Agave Inaequidens
  • Agave Maximilliana
  • Agave Potatorum
  • Agave Salmiana

Agave beverages

  • Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Raicilla
  • Bacanora
  • Pulque
  • Aguamiel
  • Henequen
  • (Sotol)

 

DAY TWO

  • Production
    • Growing
    • Harvest
    • Roasting/Cooking
      • Oven
      • Pit
      • Diffuser
    • Fermenting
    • Distilling
    • Aging
  • Hands-on distilling of agave syrup spirit
    • Source material tasting
    • Pump to still
    • Heads, hearts, & tails
  • Sensory training
  • Recap on different agave-based beverages, production styles, and differences

TUITION: $1,995.00 USD

TUITION INCLUDES:

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

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